GIS Council Finance
The GIS Council has designated Council Member, Tyler Kleykamp, to identifiy existing and new funding resources for the GIS Council and the State of Connecticut that support the strategic plan.
Examples of the activities and accomplishments include:
Utilization of a facilitator to develop a Strategic Plan and a Business Plan to assist in the overall mission of identifying and securing sustained funding for the key GIS Council initiatives;
Working toward the establishment of a sustained budget;
The determination of where the State of Connecticut can improve efforts in comparison to other states' accomplishments in the areas of Geospatial information;
The presentation and application of the Cap Grant requirements, categories, and dates for application during the 2009 - 2010 timeframe. Details can be found at the FGDC website at: http://www.fgdc.gov/grants.
Governor Rell's Announcement on January 13, 2010: "State Receiving $1.8 Million in Stimulus For Broadband Mapping, Data Collection and Planning".
Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced the state will receive $1.8 million in federal stimulus funds for broadband mapping and data collection to allow greater Internet availability and speed to all Connecticut residents and businesses.
"Communicating effectively and efficiently in the 21st Century on all levels - schools, public safety, business and government - is important for a prosperous and dynamic economy and makes for sound public policy," Governor Rell said.
"It is a quality-of-life issue that requires we continue to move forward with a cutting-edge technology and establish Connecticut as a leader in broadband usage. Broadband plays an increasingly important role in our ability to attract and retain business and industry," Governor Rell said.
The Governor said the state applied for the funds through the Natioinal Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The state was awarded $1.3 million to develop an interactive statewide map displaying the availability of broadband Internet service. In addition, (the) state will receive $500,000 for developing a state broadband plan.
To prepare for broadband mapping and expansion and apply for the stimulus (fund), the Governor issued Executive Order No. 32 in August designating the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) as the lead agency. The DPUC is working with the Departments of Information Technology (DOIT), Public Safety (DPS), Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) and Transportation (DOT), and the state's Geospatial Council to collect the necessary information and data to develop and maintain a statewide broadband map.
For more information on the state's broadband program and other stimulus projects in Connecticut, visit www.ct.gov and click on the CT Recovery link."
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