Cool & Connected

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
EPA
Description: 

Deadline passed as of November 6, 2016. Deadline for 2017 unknown. Through Cool & Connected, a team of experts will help community members develop strategies and an action plan for using broadband service to promote smart, sustainable community development. Broadband access can provide new opportunities for people and businesses. A growing number of communities have combined broadband service with other local assets such as cultural and recreational amenities to attract and retain investment and people, including young people. This can help diversify local economies. Such efforts typically require planning among community leaders, businesses, and internet service providers. The Cool & Connected program will provide assistance to this end, helping communities take advantage of broadband service to create walkable, connected, economically successful main streets and small-town neighborhoods.

Category: 
internet, urban, infrastructure, technology, economic development
Funding Amount: 
Unknown
Matching Funds: 
Unknown

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Any community representative is welcome to submit an application to participate in Cool & Connected