Missouri Department of Economic Development

Missouri launches inaugural broadband grant program

The Missouri Departments of Economic Development and Agriculture launched of the state’s broadband grant program, which will award $5 million to bring high-speed internet to Missourians across the state. Created by the Missouri General Assembly in 2018 and funded during the 2019 legislative session, the grant program matches up to 50 percent of the construction costs to expand broadband to unserved and underserved areas of the state. Guidelines and scoring criteria are now posted. The grant application period will be open on December 5, 2019.