American Rescue Plan
Maryland to award $30 million in broadband grants
Officials estimated the funding will connect approximately 12,000 additional households to high-speed internet.
Virginia unveils $700 million broadband expansion
Gov. Ralph Northam said the investment will move the commonwealth's target for universal broadband access from 2028 to 2024.
New Orleans is using sentiment analysis on federal relief funding
With help from ZenCity, officials are managing a tarnished reputation following Hurricane Katrina relief in 2005.
Sen. Van Hollen asks Treasury to clarify ARPA's broadband rules
The Maryland senator asked Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to issue a final rule clarifying how states and localities can fund broadband with relief funding.
FCC approves $7.1 billion in broadband funds for schools and libraries
The new fund for schools and libraries to improve their internet and devices was approved as part of the American Rescue Plan.
The American Rescue Plan gives states a huge opportunity
With the possibility of the COVID-19 pandemic soon receding, New Hampshire CIO Denis Goulet warns against slipping into pre-pandemic thinking.
NASCIO sees states' IT work 'being recognized' during federal meetings
State CIOs met with Congress and White House officials to discuss their federal priorities, including cybersecurity funding and how they'll use pandemic relief.
White House says it will help improve state and local vaccine websites
"State and local governments have been asking for this skill and expertise for a very long time," said Cori Zarek of Georgetown University's Beeck Center.
State and local budgets get a boost from $1.9 trillion relief package
The package will provide $350 billion in state and local aid, as well as investments in K-12 broadband and vaccine distribution.