BTOP grant proposal update

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Our Public Computing Center application has passed the first step of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program evaluation process. As of May 18, our application is in the due diligence phase. In the next few days we expect to receive a Supplemental Information Request with the reviewers’ follow-up questions. The due diligence process will last about 3 weeks, and will likely include several rounds of questions and answers as well as some budget negotiation. This is another step in the evaluation process, and does not necessarily mean our application will be funded. To read more about the grant go to http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/broadband-grant-program. Governor Otter submitted his recommendations on the Round 2 Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) applications in Idaho. Go to http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/comments and click on the Idaho link to see his letter to NTIA. In addition to the Commission’s application, he “highly recommends” the Nez Perce Tribe’s infrastructure project that complements ours.