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2020 Round 2 Awards


The $100 million Next Level Broadband Grant Program is the largest single state investment in broadband. In total, rounds one and two of the program have awarded more than $79 million for 41 counties to provide broadband infrastructure to more than 21,900 homes and commercial locations.

This second round of funding will provide broadband infrastructure to more than 10,590 homes and commercial locations across 32 counties. A map marking both rounds one and two can be found here.

The following applicants will provide broadband service in unserved areas throughout Indiana in the second round:

Central Indiana Communications (2020-0110)
Henry County 
In partnership with Henry County Rural Electric Membership Corporation, this project will serve 70 unserved households and 10 businesses. The requested grant amount is $361,711, with a local match of more than $194,767, for a total project cost of $556,478.

Comcast (2020-0043)
Montgomery County 
This project will serve 210 unserved homes in the Town of Darlington in Montgomery County. The requested grant amount is $673,155, with a local match of $174,171, for a total project cost of $847,326.

Eastern Indiana WIFI (2020-0027)
Grant County 
This project will serve 12 households and one anchor institution in eastern Grant County. The requested grant amount is $31,983, with a local match of $8,502 for a total project cost of $40,485.

Eastern Indiana WIFI (2020-0028)
Grant County 
This project will serve 103 households and 28 businesses in Monroe and Jefferson Townships in Grant County. The requested grant amount is $251,756, with a local match of $66,922, for a total project cost of $318,678.

Endeavor Communications (2020-0048)
Hendricks County
This project will serve roughly 138 unserved locations near the town of Danville in Hendricks County. The requested grant amount is $851,085, with a local match of $438,438, for a total project cost of more than $1.28 million.

Jackson County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0001)
Jennings County
This project will serve 163 locations in three Jennings County communitites: City of North Vernon, City of Seymour, and Scipio (unincorporated community). The requested grant amount is $239,309, with a local match of $358,964, for a total project cost of $598,273.

Jackson County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0002)
Jennings County
This project will serve 118 locations in the City of North Vernon in Jennings County. The requested grant amount is $192,273, with a local match of $288,407, for a total project cost of $480,680.

Joink (2020-0067)
Parke County 
This project will serve approximately 73 unserved households and businesses in Parke County. The requested grant amount is $351,002, with a local match of $87,750, for a total project cost of $438,752.

Joink (2020-0070)
Parke County 
This project will serve approximately 26 households in Parke County. The requested grant amount is $284,172, with a local match of $71,043, for a total project cost of $355,215.

Joink (2020-0072)
Parke County 
This project will connect approximately 18 unserved households in Washington Township in Parke County. The requested grant amount is $298,081, with a local match of $74,520, for a total project cost of $372,601.

Joink (2020-0074)
Vermillion County 
This project will serve 22 households and one business in South East Cayuga in Vermillion County. The requested grant amount is $252,979, with a local match of $63,245, for a total project cost of $316,224.

Joink (2020-0075)
Vigo County 
This project will serve three households around West Concannon Avenue in Vigo County. The requested grant amount is $135,155, with a local match of $33,789, for a total project cost of $168,944.

Joink (2020-0075)
Vigo County 
This project will serve 36 unserved households around French Lake, on the southside of Vigo County. The requested grant amount is $338,642, with a local match of $84,660, for a total project cost of $423,302.

Joink (2020-0065)
Vigo County 
This project will serve 18 unserved households and businesses in Blackhawk, which is on the south side of Vigo County. The requested grant amount is $263,402, with a local match of $65,851, for a total project cost of $329,253.

Johnson County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0060)
Morgan County
This project will connect 37 households and three businesses in eastern Morgan County. The requested grant amount is $68,193, with a local match of $108,932, for a total project cost of $177,125.

Lakeland Internet (2020-0031)
Steuben County
This project will serve 40 households in Pine Canyon Lake. The requested grant amount is $30,830, with a local match of $34,874, for a total project cost of $65,704.

Orange County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0111)
Lawrence, Orange, and Washington Counties
This project will serve 84 households, 13 farms and two businesses in Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties. The requested grant amount is $809,441, with a local match of more than $1.07 million, for a total project cost of more than $1.88 million.

Orange County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0112)
Lawrence and Orange Counties
This project will serve 123 households, 18 farms and three businesses across two counties. The requested grant amount is $702,967, with a local match of more than $1.64 million, for a total project cost of more than $2.34 million.

Orange County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0116)
Orange and Dubois Counties
This project will connect seven households, six businesses and two anchor institutions in portions of Orange and Dubois Counties. The requested grant amount is $680,993, with a local match of $417,382, for a total project cost of more than $1.09 million.

New Lisbon Broadband and Communications (2020-0088)
Henry County 
This project will serve six unserved residences in the south-central Henry County. The requested grant amount is $10,649, with a local match of $16,657, for a total project cost of $27,306. 

Mainstream Fiber Networks (2020-0107)
Crawford County
This project will connect roughly 1,041 unserved households, 128 businesses and 25 anchor institutions in Crawford County. The requested grant amount is more than $3.06 million, with a local match of more than $2.71 million, for a total project cost of more than $5.77 million.

Mainstream Fiber Networks (2020-0103)
Posey County
This project will serve roughly 678 unserved households, 32 businesses and eight anchor institutions in Posey County. The requested grant amount is more than $3.31 million, with a local match of more than $2.94 million, for a total project cost of more than $6.25 million.

Mercury Wireless (2020-0064) 
Allen, Dekalb, and Whitley Counties
This project will connect 130 households and five businesses in portions of Allen, DeKalb and Whitley Counties. The requested grant amount is $110,040, with a local match of $348,460, for a total project cost of $458,500.

Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (2020-0094)
Dubois County
This project will serve 679 unserved locations in Dubois County. The requested grant amount is $5 million, with a local match of more than $2.81 million, for a total project cost of more than $7.81 million.

South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0003)
Brown, Monroe, and Owen Counties
This project will serve 420 households and four businesses in Brown, Monroe and Owen Counties. The requested grant amount is more than $1.89 million, with a local match of more than $1.89 million, for a total project cost of more than $3.78 million.

South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0004)
Owen County
This project will connect 217 unserved locations in Freedom, an unincorporated community, located southwest of the City of Spencer. The requested grant amount is $866,580, with a local match of $446,420, for a total project cost of more than $1.31 million. 

SEI Communications (2020-0029)
Dearborn County
This project will serve five households, one business and three anchor institutions in Dearborn County. The requested grant amount is $439,560, with a local match of $226,440, for a total project cost of $666,000.

SEI Communications (2020-0025)
Dearborn, Franklin, and Ripley Counties
In partnership with Southeastern Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation, this project will serve 447 households, 58 businesses, and 55 anchor institutions in Ripley, Franklin and Dearborn Counties. The requested grant amount is more than $3.21 million, with a local match of more than $4.83 million, for a total project cost of more than $8.04 million.

SEI Communications (2020-0022)
Dearborn, Jefferson, Jennings, and Ripley Counties
In partnership with Southeastern Indiana REMC, this project will provide service to 2,263 households, 199 business and 24 anchor institutions in Ripley, Jennings, and a small portion of Jefferson Counties. The requested grant amount is $5 million, with a local match of more than $8.4 million, for a total project cost of more than $13.4 million.

SEI Communications (2020-0023)
Dearborn, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, and Switzerland Counties 
In partnership with Southeastern Indiana REMC, this project will serve 522 households, 27 businesses and eight anchor institutions in Switzerland, Jennings, and small portions of Jefferson, Ohio, and Dearborn Counties. The requested grant amount is more than $4.34 million, with a local match of more than $6.51 million, for a total project cost of more than $10.85 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0037)
Clinton and Tippecanoe Counties
This project will serve 150 unserved households, 12 farms/businesses and one anchor institution in Clinton and Tippecanoe Counties. The requested grant amount is $814,985, with a local match of $814,985, for a total project cost of more than $1.62 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0038)
Clinton County
This project will serve 163 unserved households and 34 farms/businesses in Clinton County. The requested grant amount is $1.16 million, with a local match of more than $1.16 million, for a total project cost of more than $2.33 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0006)
Fountain County
This project will serve 434 unserved households, 24 farms/businesses and three anchor institutions in Fountain County. The requested grant amount is more than $1.73 million, with a local match of more than $1.73 million, for a total project cost of more than $3.47 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0008)
Fountain County
This project will serve 75 unserved households, 35 farms/businesses and three anchor institutions in Fountain County. The requested grant amount is more than $1.25 million, with a local match of $1.25 million, for a total project cost of more than $2.50 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0005)
Fountain County
This project will serve 167 unserved households, 21 farms/businesses and one anchor institution in Fountain County. The requested grant amount is more than $1.01 million, with a local match of $1.01 million, for a total project cost of more than $2.02 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0007)
Fountain County
This project will serve 16 unserved households, five farms/businesses and one anchor institution in Fountain County. The requested grant amount is $880,418, with a local match of $880,418, for a total project cost of more than $1.76 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0015)
Montgomery County
This project will serve 39 unserved households and 10 farms/businesses in Montgomery County. The requested grant amount is $673,956, with a local match of $673,956, for a total project cost of more than $1.34 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0011)
Fountain and Montgomery Counties
This project will serve 58 unserved households and 17 farms/businesses in Fountain and Montgomery Counties. The requested grant amount is $722,034, with a local match of $722,034, for a total project cost of more than $1.44 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0010)
Fountain and Montgomery Counties
This project will serve 65 unserved households, 19 farms/businesses and one anchor institution in Fountain and Montgomery counties. The requested grant amount is $821,969, with a local match of $821,969, for a total project cost of more than $1.64 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0034)
Fountain and Tippecanoe Counties
This project will serve 203 unserved households, 57 farms/businesses and one anchor institution in Fountain and Tippecanoe Counties. The requested grant amount is more than $1.34 million, with a local match of more than $1.34 million, for a total project cost of more than $2.68 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0035)
Fountain and Tippecanoe Counties
This project will serve 298 unserved households, 19 farms/businesses and one anchor institution in Fountain and Tippecanoe Counties. The requested grant amount is more than $1.29 million, with a local match of more than $1.29 million, for a total project cost of more than $2.59 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0036)
Tippecanoe County
This project will serve 30 unserved households and three farms/businesses in Tippecanoe County. The requested grant amount is $546,303, with a local match of $546,303, for a total project cost of more than $1.09 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0039)
Tippecanoe, Montgomery and Clinton Counties
This project will serve 39 unserved households, four farms/businesses and three anchor institutions in Tippecanoe, Montgomery, and Clinton Counties. The requested grant amount is $981,803, with a local match of $981,803 for a total project cost of more than $1.96 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0012)
Fountain County
This project will serve 23 unserved households and five farms/businesses in Fountain County. The requested grant amount is $566,822, with a local match of $566,822, for a total project cost of more than $1.13 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0017)
Montgomery County
This project will serve nine unserved households, seven farms/businesses and one anchor institution in Montgomery County. The requested grant amount is $394,033, with a local match of $394,033, for a total project cost of $788,066.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0016)
Montgomery County
This project will serve 28 unserved households and five farms/businesses in Montgomery County. The requested grant amount is $617,400, with a local match of $617,400, for a total project cost of more than $1.23 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0009)
Montgomery County
This project will serve 12 unserved households and two farms/businesses in Montgomery County. The requested grant amount is $400,694, with a local match of $400,694, for a total project cost of $801,388.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0041)
Tippecanoe and White Counties
This project will serve nine unserved households, six farms/businesses and five anchor institutions in Tippecanoe and White Counties. The requested grant amount is $737,613, with a local match of $737,613, for a total project cost of more than $1.47 million.

Tipmont Rural Electric Membership Corporation (2020-0018)
Montgomery County
This project will serve 12 unserved households and two farms/businesses in Montgomery County. The requested grant amount is $439,186, with a local match of $439,186, for a total project cost of $878,372.

Click here to view a list of all Round 2 funded census blocks.