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File #: 16-0006    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/18/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/27/2016 Final action: 9/27/2016
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board: 1) Accept and authorize the Chief Administrative Officer or designee to sign a $75,000 grant award from the Economic Development Administration Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program, for the purposes of conducting a Broadband feasibility study; and 2) Approve the attached budget transfer increasing revenue and appropriations by $75,000 to reflect the grant award amount (4/5 vote required). FUNDING: Grant Funds and General Fund (Transient Occupancy Tax).
Attachments: 1. 2A - BT Econ Dev Grant 9-27-16, 2. Executed Budget Transfer, 3. A - EDA Grant Blue Route 1-12-16, 4. A1 - Completed Counsel Route sheet Rcvd 01-12-16.pdf, 5. B - EDA Grant Reso 1-12-16, 6. Executed Resolution 013-2016, 7. C - EDA Grant Application Guidelines FY 2016 PL-LTA FFO FINAL 1-12-16, 8. Public Comment Rcvd 1-11-16 BOS 1-12-16
Related files: 18-1612, 18-0077, 19-1821, 18-0950, 20-0835, 21-1319, 21-1150, 18-1190, 18-1889, 20-0956, 22-0412, 22-1244
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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board:
1) Accept and authorize the Chief Administrative Officer or designee to sign a $75,000 grant award from the Economic Development Administration Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program, for the purposes of conducting a Broadband feasibility study; and
2) Approve the attached budget transfer increasing revenue and appropriations by $75,000 to reflect the grant award amount (4/5 vote required).

FUNDING: Grant Funds and General Fund (Transient Occupancy Tax).
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Accept a $75,000 grant award from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program (Program), for the purposes of conducting a Broadband feasibility study.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On September 1, 2015, the Board held a workshop session on the state of Broadband infrastructure in El Dorado County (Agenda Item 27, Legislative File 15-1020). The September 2015 workshop was in preparation for an application to the EDA for Program funds that could be used to complete a feasibility study for the County regarding the improvement of Broadband infrastructure. Program funds can be used for planning and evaluation reports that support building economic capacity and resiliency for an area or region.

On January 12, 2016, the Board adopted Resolution 013-2016, approving the submittal of an application for an Economic Development Agency (EDA) Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program Grant for the purposes of completing a Broadband feasibility study; authorizing the Chief Administrative Officer to sign all documents applicable to the grant application; certifying that the County has budgeted $75,000 for the purposes of providing matching funds for a potential EDA Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program Grant; and designating the County’s Economic Development Manager as the contact for the grant application.

The County was recently no...

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