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Broadband Illinois is competing in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest and a $25,000 grand prize is up for grabs.

U.S. Cellular Receives Four “Mobility Fund” Grants for Illinois

FCC ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF AMERICA'S FIRST 'MOBILITY FUND' AUCTION: UP TO 83,000 NEW U.S. ROAD MILES ON WHICH MILLIONS OF AMERICANS LIVE, WORK, OR TRAVEL WILL GAIN ACCESS TO MOBILE INTERNET WITHIN THREE YEARS

U.S. Cellular received four "Mobility Grants" for Illinois, totalling about $3.5 million. 

Washington, October 3, 2012 -- FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski today announced the winners of America’s first ‘Mobility Fund’ auction. This market-based policy innovation was part of the Commission’s once-in-a-generation reform of the Universal Service Program last year, which allocated $300 million in savings from cutting waste and inefficiency, to a new Mobility Fund aimed at closing gaps in mobile coverage across the U.S. The effort marks the first time in history the Commission has made universal mobile service an express universal service goal. 

Deadline Approaching for Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, September 14, 2012 – Broadband enthusiasts across the state have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18 to submit proposals to the Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund. 

The fund prompts Illinois innovators to propose ways to improve quality of life through broadband usage, and up to $500,000 will be awarded to the most promising internet adoption and usage projects.

Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund Extends Deadline

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, September 6, 2012 – The deadline to apply to the Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund has been extended to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. 

New Program Aims to Improve Quality of Life Through Internet Usage

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, August 16, 2012 -Job creation, educational opportunities for low-income citizens, and improved public safety are among the goals of an innovative high-speed internet adoption program announced today by Broadband Illinois.

Vote to Find Wi-Fi in Rural Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - July 17, 2012.  Broadband Illinois has applied for a grant to help rural residents find Wi-Fi Hotspots in their area. 

$7 Billion Public Safety Communication: States Get Ready for Planning Grants

Now’s the time to get ready to plan the best uses of public safety communication investments.
Summer-fall is the time for states, regions and communities to get ready for planning so-called “interoperable” state public safety communication networks to be funded by $7 billion in Federal resources in the coming decade.

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Announces 2012 Digital Divide Grant

Residents of eligible Illinois communities can receive access to high-speed Internet, technology training, and more as part of the 2012 Eliminate the Digital Divide Grant, sponsored by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).  Grant applications will be accepted through March 16. 

National Funding Opportunities for Technology to Address Social Issues
The Verizon Foundation is offering grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the nation that use technology-based approaches to domestic violence prevention, improving education, literacy or healthcare.
New Grant Opportunity: Digital Media for Learning in Libraries and Museums

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation identifies YouMedia as a model for libraries across the nation. The foundation’s new grant program, in conjunction with the federal Institute of Museum and and Library Services, plans to open 30 YouMedia learning environments in libraries and museums nationwide, said Connie Yowell, the foundation's director of education. Up to thirty prototype labs at up to $100,000 per lab will be funded. The deadline is August 15, 2011.