HB 1105 – COVID/Supplementary GREAT Grant Period

HB 1105 – COVID/Supplementary GREAT Grant Period

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Dean Arp (R-Union), Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincoln), Rep. Brenden Jones (R-Columbus), Rep. Robert Reives (D-Durham)


This bill provides funding to the Department of Information Technology to expedite and expand broadband infrastructure in the State with a supplementary grant period for the GREAT (Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology) program. Eligible counties include tier 1 and 2 areas and rural census tracts in tier 3 counties. Single grant awards can not exceed $2.8 million. No single county can be awarded more than $5.6 million.


  • $30 million for the Coronavirus Relief Fund to be used for these grants.


Filed – 5/14/2020

Passed House Appropriations Committee: 6/17/2020

Passed House Rules Committee: 6/18/2020



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