Status Summary

Senate - 05/19/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (Updated 5/25/21)

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Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore

This act would remove obstacles for broadband projects to receive Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants, clarify that eligible recipients may include public-private partnerships to leverage private sector expertise in project development, provide flexibility to account for limited availability of broadband services in distressed communities, clarify that funds can be combined with other federal resources, and provide flexibility on accounting for in-kind methods to meet non-federal cost share.