North Dakota Information Technology Department
State Broadband Capacity Building:
This funding will establish a state broadband program office to oversee the data collection and technical assistance projects, and also coordinate broadband planning activities across the state.
In partnership with EduTech, which has been providing technical assistance to North Dakota’s schools for nearly twenty years, the North Dakota Information Technology Department will make broadband training subgrants available to local teams of adult education teachers and administrators. The subgrants will cover the cost of “train-the-trainer” training for the local team and will offset the cost for the local team to provide training to the other adult educator staff and faculty within that district.
Data Collection, Integration, and Validation:
This project was originally funded for broadband planning activities and two years of data collection. In September of 2010, this project was amended to extend data collection activities for an additional three years and to identify and implement best practices.