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Funding Gov Tech

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


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.

Plus, new initiative seeks to bolster digital success among Latinos, several federal agencies enter into a new collaboration on broadband funding, an Oregon coalition is tackling broadband mapping, and more.
The Biden administration has taken its first steps toward releasing $45 billion of federal funding for broadband and digital equity, with the money going first to state governments tasked with executing the vision.
Officials in Westmorland County will use $600,000 of ARPA funding to help identify areas without adequate Internet access, develop a broadband plan for the county, and partnerships with private companies to expand service.
County commissioners have plans to spend $10 million in federal ARPA funding to supply high-speed broadband to households lacking adequate Internet access. Some 45 percent of residents currently lack access.
Some businesses in the county have already been assessed for reimbursement grants covering up to 50% of eligible technologies such as additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics and automation.
As insurance costs and requirements rise, some municipalities are looking to self-insurance and service providers’ cyber incident warranties to help in cases of ransomware and other incidents.
The money will be used by the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab to update equipment, buy rapid DNA identification technology, and improve the hardware and software used in the lab, as well as adding robotic systems where possible.
A new deal between the city of Rice Lake and Consolidated Telephone Co. will bring new Internet connections to city hall and 267 homes as part of a $835,000 project. Officials approved $400,000 in matching funds last week.
A total of 38 California counties have placed their rural broadband hopes in a new partnership with Utah's UTOPIA Fiber, an organization that facilitates the construction of open access networks.
Several cities in Northeastern Ohio, from Cleveland to Canton, are using American Rescue Plan Act dollars for surveillance-related technology. Experts remain skeptical about surveillance tech's effect on crime.
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