American Rescue Plan
State IT officials say they're getting 'fair share' of relief funds
Equipping remote workforces, improving network security and expanding broadband are among the top uses of the funding so far.
Seattle awards additional $330,000 in grants to close digital divide
Seattle will support 14 additional community organizations by dipping into its $128.4 million federal recovery fund.
ARPA instructions unclear for IT uses, CIOs say
Two state CIOs said direction from the federal government on how to use the latest relief funding is not as clear as it could be.
States and localities got $350 billion. Here's how they're spending it on IT
Buoyed by the American Rescue Plan, CIOs have been able to make investments in new projects and "mundane stuff." But they're trying to be strategic about it.
ARPA puts states closer to closing digital divide, but work remains
Officials said the funding will connect more households to the internet, but challenges remain in finding accurate coverage data and workable urban solutions.
Tennessee to spend $500 million in Rescue Plan funding on broadband
Gov. Bill Lee said the state also plans to spend an additional $100 million in state funds for broadband expansion.
Missouri eyes IT overhaul with Rescue Plan funding
Chief Information Officer Jeffrey Wann said he wants to bring residents the same quality of service he gets when ordering from Domino's.
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.