On Thursday, January 27, 2022, the Berrien County Board of Commissioners approved resolution #B2201191 which starts the acceptance process for applications seeking American Rescue Plan Act Funds(ARPA) with regard to broadband deployment. One of the approved uses for the funds is to invest in broadband in underserved and unserved areas. Berrien County is allowed to sub-grant some of the funds that they have and will receive, and one of the ways to do that is by granting funds to the local entities for the purpose of deploying broadband.
With the approval of the resolution, the application associated with sub-granting the funds was also approved. Local entities should complete the application and should submit it per the instructions on the application.