Caswell County GREAT Grant Supplementary Round Pursuant to S.L. 2020-97, the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Broadband Infrastructure Office is conducting a special GREAT Grant round in Caswell County. All applicants are required to follow the application process required in G.S. 143B-1373 and the guidelines published by the Broadband Infrastructure Office. Matching funds are required for all GREAT Grant awards. For this special round only, the portions of any proposed project that are identical to the pre-approved census blocks as described by the Broadband Infrastructure Office will not be subject to the protest process. The grants are available to private broadband service providers and are designed to connect these areas with broadband as quickly as possible. Key Dates Date Milestone Oct. 15, 2020 Application period opens Nov. 15, 2020 Application deadline Nov. 18, 2020 30-day protest and comment period opens Application Instructions To begin the application process: If you haven't already done so, register for an NCID. Follow these instructions to register. Complete the user authorization form, and send it via email to email@example.com. Approval of user authentication forms typically takes 24 hours from time of receipt. Once approved, you will get an email informing you that you may access the NCDIT Enterprise Business Services portal to apply for a GREAT Grant. Using your NCID credentials, log on to the Enterprise Business Services portal to start your application. Note: Internet Explorer is the only browser that can be used with the portal. Continue to follow the detailed application instructions. Materials & Resources The application materials and program guidelines below are for use when applying for the GREAT Program and have been developed based on the enabling legislation for the GREAT program as authorized under S.L. 2018-5 and amended by S.L. 2019-230 and S.L. 2020-97. Choose the files you need from the list below. 2020 GREAT Grant Caswell County Guidance Detailed Application Instructions North Carolina Broadband Mapping Tool North Carolina Broadband Mapping Tool Instructions NCID Registration Instructions User Authorization Form Applications & Protest Period In accordance with North Carolina S.L. 2018-5 § 143B 1373(e) and amended by S.L. 2019-230 and S.L. 2020-97, "applications shall be made publicly available by posting on the website of the Department of Information Technology for a period of at least 30 days prior to award." The protest and comment period opened Nov. 18, 2020. Eligible Applications Eligble applications are listed below: RiverStreet Wireless of North Carolina Inc. Open Broadband LLC The Broadband Infrastructure Office continues to review and finalize the applications and hopes to have more information to share with applicants in the near future. Have Questions? For questions about the GREAT Grant or the application process, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about using the Enterprise Business Services portal, contact EBS Support at 919-707-2208, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or send an email to EBSSupport@ncdot.gov.