Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

State Funding


Funding Opportunities

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

ARC awards grants to projects that address one or more of the four goals identified by ARC in its strategic plan and that can demonstrate measurable results. Typically, ARC project grants are awarded to state and local agencies and governmental entities (such as economic development authorities), local governing boards (such as county councils), and nonprofit organizations (such as schools and organizations that build low-cost housing). Proposals will be accepted for the following project types: ARC targets special assistance to economically distressed counties in the Appalachian Region, allowing up to 80 percent participation in grants in distressed areas. The following NYS counties are in the Appalachia: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins.

For more information visit http://www.arc.gov/funding/ARCGrantsandContracts.asp or contact the New York State Appalachian Program Manager, Kyle Wilber at 518.473.3355 or email: kwilber@dos.state.ny.us

Awarded Funding

Regional Economic Development Council Funding

REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL BROADBAND AWARDS
Round 3 Funding
Name Region Description Total Awards
Margaretville Telephone Company (MTC Cable) Delaware and Schoharie Counties MTC Cable, also a Connect NY grant recipient, will expand the MTC Wireless Broadband Initiative. This project is a Phase 2 expansion to extend broadband access to residents and businesses in Roxbury, Stamford, and Harpersfield, in Delaware County; and Conesville-Gilboa, in Schoharie County. $320,500
Northland Networks Oneida and Herkimer Counties Northland Network will expand their existing fiber network in Oneida and Herkimer counties. Northland Networks also plans to connect they company's
Oneida network to the network in Mohawk Valley, thereby expanding broadband availability.
$70,000
Southern Tier Network, Inc. Tioga and Broome Counties The Southern Tier Network, Inc. will extend their dark fiber backbone into Tioga and Broome Counties, from Steuben and Chemung, and into targeted business development areas. $5,000,000
North Country Regional Broadband Fund North Country Region The broadband fund will be used to fund projects that bring broadband to unserved residents and businesses of the region. $6,000,000
Round 2 Funding
Name Region Description Total Awards
North Country Public
Emergency Network -
Development Authority of
the North Country (DANC)
Jefferson, St. Lawrence,
Lewis, Franklin, Essex,
and Clinton Counties
This grant will construct a Public Emergency Network for Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Lewis, Franklin, Essex, and Clinton Counties. The network will provide high-speed broadband services to 21 public emergency locations, including 911 centers, public emergency locations, critical public emergency communications towers, and 20 municipal buildings supporting emergency operations. $2,200,000
North Country Telecommunications
Loan Fund -
Development Authority of
the North Country (DANC)
Jefferson, Lewis and
St. Lawrence Counties
This grant will enable DANC to create and manage a loan fund that will be used to support last mile build-out of high-speed broadband for residents and businesses in Jefferson, Lewis and St.Lawrence Counties. $500,000
Hamilton County
Broadband Phase II -
Hamilton County
Hamilton County With only 3% of the population having access to broadband, the County has the largest percentage of unserved residents in the State. This grant will complement a previously awarded NYS grant to provide high-speed Internet access to more than 8,000 county residents. $1,700,000
Slic Network Solutions Long Lake Slic will provide high-speed, low cost broadband service utilizing fiber to the home and wireless technology to more than 700 unserved households in the Hamlet of Long Lake and the surrounding area. $1,400,000
Round 1 Funding
Name Region Description Total Awards
Development Authority of
the North Country (DANC)
St. Lawrence County DANC will provide redundant broadband connectivity for Corning, Inc., a major employer in the county, and provide broadband to the Village of Rensselaer Falls. $250,000
Northland Networks, Ltd. Oneida and
Herkimer Counties
Northland Networks will build and maintain a fiber optic network spanning from Herkimer to Vernon. $703,500
Slic Network
Solutions
Franklin and Hamilton
Counties
Slic Network Communications will construct 25 miles of fiber optic cable from Tupper Lake (Franklin County) to Long Lake (Hamilton County) $596,000
Frontier Communications
and Hamilton County
Hamilton and
Warren County
Hamilton County will provide broadband access to communities throughout Hamilton County through a partnership with Frontier Communications. This project will install both middle mile and last mile fiber optic facilities to provide broadband service to several communities that currently have no existing broadband capacity. $472,000


Connect NY Funding

$25 Million ConnectNY Broadband Fund
Name Region Description Total Awards
Ovid and Romulus Broadband Project Finger Lakes region The Ovid and Romulus Broadband Project will provide broadband to unserved areas in company territory in the towns of Ovid and Romulus. This project will enable 110 customers in this area that have no availability to any type of broadband services to obtain high-speed Internet service. $114,015
Connect Thurman White Space Project Capital District region Through a public/private partnership, the Thurman White Space project will provide broadband access to 89 households in the northeast area of the Town of Thurman. The Town of Thurman will also offer economically disadvantaged residents access to public computers and enhanced digital literacy training. $200,000
Essex County Broadband Service Expansion North Country region The Essex County Broadband Service Expansion project will provide high-speed broadband service to households that do not have access within the Towns of Jay and Wilmington, passing 1,900 households. The project will also provide digital video services and potentially a competitive telephone service. $557,000
Hamilton and Herkimer Counties Broadband North Country and Mohawk Valley regions The project will leverage existing infrastructure to provide broadband service to 230 residents, businesses and community anchor institutions in Hamilton and Herkimer Counties. The project will also enhance emergency services for both counties. $572,000
Southern Tier Broadband Western region The project will expand access to broadband service and increase broadband speeds through a WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) system to towns and villages in the counties of Chautauqua, Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Erie County, passing more than 41,000 households. The project will also partner with local medical clinics to enhance electronic medical records and upgrade hardware and software at libraries in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Steuben, and Chemung Counties. $672,452
Allegany County Broadband Western New York region The Allegany County Broadband project will create a county-wide platform for providing access to an existing network, delivering broadband to 28 local communities and 17,440 households in Allegany County that are currently without broadband service. $800,000
Lyon Mountain Broadband North Country region The Lyon Mountain Broadband Project will provide high-speed, low-cost broadband service in the Community of Lyon Mountain to 527 households, utilizing fiber-to-the-home technology. In addition this network will also deliver telephone service, IPTV service, and advance business services over the fiber. $976,426
Bellmont North Next Generation Broadband North Country region The Bellmont North Next Generation Broadband project will provide high-speed, low-cost broadband service in the Adirondack Park to the northern end of the Town of Bellmont. This service will be delivered utilizing 25.3 miles of fiber to the home and wireless technology to connect 124 households. The network will also allow for the delivery of telephone service, IPTV service, and advance business services over
the fiber.
$1,012,366
Connect NYC New York City region By conducting a competition to fund fiber build out to small and medium businesses and in collaboration with private sector Internet Service Providers, the Connect NYC Project will be used to extend the fiber infrastructure available to commercial and industrial businesses in New York City. $1,636,346
MTC Broadband Buildout Capital District, Mohawk Valley and the Southern Tier The project will deliver telecommunications services, including broadband, voice and video services, to 900 residents, businesses, and anchor institutions within the unserved areas of the towns of Conesville, Gilboa, Halcott, Middletown, and Roxbury. The project will also offer broadband connectivity to community anchor institutions within the service area free of charge. $1,800,000
Parish Broadband Central New York region This project with New
Visions Communications will serve the Central New York region. The project will utilize existing infrastructure to provide high-speed internet, VoIP and cable television to the Town of Parish, where 72% of the population does not have access to broadband, VoIP or landline cable television. The project will also create 20 construction jobs and 6 permanent jobs.
$1,999,584
Connecting the Capital Region Capital Region Hudson Valley Wireless will provide high-speed fixed wireless broadband access to nearly 40,000 households and 2,000 businesses that currently do not have access in Washington and Rensselaer Counties. In addition, the network will enhance public safety operations in the region by enabling redundancy of public safety communications and by allowing municipalities to use a portion of the bandwidth at no cost. $2,042,177
Schroon Lake Next Generation Broadband North Country region Slic Networks Solutions will provide high-speed, low-cost broadband service to 457 households in the unserved areas of the Town of Schroon and the Town of North Hudson. This service will be delivered utilizing fiber to the home technology. Slic will also provide wireless hot spots for frequently visited public locations including the public beach in Schroon Lake. $2,162,656
Tompkins and Cayuga Counties Last Mile Coverage Central New York and Southern Tier regions This project leverages
existing tower infrastructure to provide broadband services to the unserved portions of the Towns of Ulysses, Enfield, Newfield, Danby, Groton, Lansing, Ledyard, Genoa, Venice, Scipio, Niles, Sempronius, and Summerhill in Cayuga and Tompkins County. The project will also upgrade DSL services increasing existing speeds.
$2,216,000
Yates County Open Access Fiber Network Finger Lakes region The Open Access Fiber Network will build and operate a fiber-optic ring with spurs to remote areas within the County of Yates. This network will serve as a backbone foundation for the development of community-based broadband initiatives. The open access fiber network will be 68 miles long, passing 10,400 households and available for use within each town it routes through. $2,407,049
Statewide Broadband Expansion Capital, Central, Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, NYC, North Country, Southern Tier and Western regions. Time Warner Cable will deploy robust high-speed Internet service to 4,114 households in the Capital, Central, Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, NYC, North Country, Southern Tier and Western regions of New York State. The project will also provide residents with access to digital TV, telephone services and security services. $5,266,979