“Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board invests over $660,000 to support community, economic and rural broadband development” [A $50,000 grant goes to the Nisqually Indian Tribe]
“Clallam, Grant, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Spokane, Stevens and Thurston counties to benefit from grants and low-interest loans.“
“The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved $252,000 in loans and $409,000 in grants for economic development, public infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth, job creation, and rural broadband development.”
- Thurston County – $50,000 grant to the Nisqually Indian Tribe for the Nisqually Broadband Regional Feasibility Project – Proposal 1. This study will review the potential viability of a fiber-optic Open Access Network (OPN) in the Thurston County towns of Roy, Yelm and McKenna, and surrounding areas. CERB funds are matched by $16,667 in local resources
“‘CERB projects represent an important partnership between the state and local communities resulting in enhanced economic vitality. The Board is pleased to collaborate with each of these communities to help with planning for future economic development,’ said CERB Chair Randy Hayden.“
“The release of CERB funds to these projects is contingent upon each applicant completing specific pre-contract requirements, such as finalizing other funding sources and obtaining necessary permits,” by the Washington State Dept. of Commerce.