To help close the digital divide in Eastern Kentucky, SOAR has been chosen to be one of eight projects supported by the Just Transition Fund (JTF).
The Just Transition Fund announced its broadband initiative that has the potential to connect thousands of households and communities affected by coal mine and power plant closures.
With this collaboration, JTF can help SOAR continue expanding broadband and improving high-speed internet in the Appalachian region to apply for federal funding.
If the grant is awarded, SOAR will leverage its existing relationships with public school systems, community action agencies, public libraries, extension offices, and local internet service providers to enroll an additional 20,441 households.
You can read more about how JTF is helping SOAR HERE.
Need help writing broadband grants locally in Eastern Kentucky?
We have a resource for that!
Inside this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn:
- How to navigate regulatory context and partnerships
- How to evaluate possible funding sources and their parameters
- How to identify actionable funding opportunities
- How to prepare and submit competitive grant proposals
This resource is written specifically for those who don’t have extensive existing knowledge of broadband infrastructure or funding opportunities.
So you can take your Eastern Kentucky county’s broadband project from an idea to a funded reality.