The application period is open for the 2015 Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program and runs until 4 p.m. Sept. 15. Communities that are not in a position to apply by that time can also file an “expression of interest” by Oct. 1 to indicate that they have a project that is or will soon be planned.

The application is available on the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) website at An FAQ document and information on the challenge process are also available on the website. If you have any additional questions, you can contact DEED at 651-259-7610 or