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Funding Gov Tech

Exploring the new landscape for funding and sustaining your gov tech investments

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From the basics of technology funding models to exploring new, innovative public-private partnership models, this initiative will provide a wealth of information relevant to anyone involved in the budgeting, procurement, or management of government technology.

Local government agencies like Houston METRO look to make wise use of funding coming from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to strengthen existing assets while innovating for the future.
Plus, Texas has released its initial 2022 broadband plan; Kentucky is investing more than $200 million in high-speed Internet; the GSA has announced its first cohort of 40 U.S. Digital Corps fellows; and more.
Promise, which focuses on delinquent payments, has selected Paya as a partner as both companies try to help governments collect what they’re owed. Such debt grew significantly during the pandemic as citizens lost income.
A $17 million effort to expand smart intersection technology across St. Charles County will give automatic right of way to first responders en route to an emergency. Around 210 of the more than 350 lights have the technology.
Officials in Washington County have approved $3.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding to expand Internet service to 944 homes and businesses and other locations in two municipalities.
U.S. Census Bureau data indicate almost 2.8 million Texas households, including 7 million people, lack broadband access. A new plan from the Comptroller's Broadband Development Office hopes to change that.
The early results of a recent resident survey have highlighted at least two areas where Internet service is lacking. Crawford County has earmarked more than $3 million from recent federal funding to improve Internet access.
Onondaga County, N.Y., will issue a request for proposals asking Internet service providers how they plan to connect 1,500 rural residents with broadband service. The effort has a budget of $15 million.
Plus, the FCC proposes new rules for broadband funding and transparency; Philadelphia launches a single-phone-call learning campaign for adults; Baltimore establishes an office of infrastructure development; and more.
The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a 2019 state law that allows the state to financially punish cities that cite motorists for speeding and red light violations they catch on tape using automated cameras.
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