Please note that OPM has updated the Nutmeg Network grant form (Notice of Intent) to a very simple, one page form. We are recommending that municipalities submit their grant request individually. This will give you the best opportunity to be funded through either Regional Peformance Incentive funds or the Municipal Reimbursement and Revenue Account.
The following are key dates to be aware of in the funding cycle:
December 31, 2013: Send in OPM Notice of Intent
Febuary 15, 2014: Documentation due to OPM (CEN Desktop Estimate and other costs for hardware and access fees)
March 31, 2014: Local resolution due to OPM
Please go to the OPM website and review the further clarification of guidelines and download the Notice of Intent form: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2985&q=487924#NEW
Key changes include:
OPM has determined that they will focus on initial connections in this grant round. Please note that ongoing costs for access fees are restricted to ONE YEAR in this grant round. Future years will allow you to apply to cover the capital and operating costs for network build out. If you want to build out your network in the short-term, you can use LoCIP, Town-Aid-Road or STEAP.
If you miss the 12/31/13 deadline, do not despair! You can still submit paperwork, but will be moved to the next grant round (timing TBD).
PLEASE NOTE: You must still take the inital step of going to the CEN website and filling out the Connection Request form. Go to: http://nutmegnetwork.uconn.edu/request/.
Please contact Jennifer March-Wackers (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or to arrange a briefing.