GigReady2 Implementation (GigReady)
Department of Economic Development, Office of Broadband
Entity Eligible to Apply for Grant:
Applicants must be a unit of government that applied to the GigReady program, first announced in 2021, partnering with an ISP
Type of Grant:
The West Virginia Department of Economic Development (“Department”), in coordination with the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council and the State Broadband Office, will administer this GigReady2 Incentive Program (“Program”) to increase the availability of broadband services available to West Virginians. The Program is part of the West Virginia Broadband Investment Plan (WVBIP) and is designed to encourage the collaborative partnerships needed for successful broadband development. This program provides an opportunity for local governments and organizations to dedicate funds available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), or other local funding, to a broadband development initiative in partnership with the agencies and offices listed above.