NC Growing Rural Economic with Access to Technology (GREAT) Grant
In May 2023, the Moore County Board of Commissioners approved the Chairman to proceed with the Growing Rural Economies and Access to Technology Agreement (GREAT Grant) Round 1 funding. This Grant serves 3,345 underserved households in the County of Moore. The award was with the internet service provider Connect Holding II, LLC (Brightspeed). The total amount of the project cost is $9,421,502. The grant amount will be $4,000,000 from the State, Connect Holding II, LLC (Brightspeed) will contribute $4,921,502 and the County will match $500,000 using the County’s American Rescue Plan funds (ARPA). In June 2023, a Progress Report was received from NCDIT confirming efforts were in progress with the high-level engineering & design work being in process per the Round 1 agreement.
In July 2023, the County was notified available funds for Round 2 of the GREAT Grant Award. The award for Round 2 funding is with the internet service provider Charter Communications (Spectrum). The Grant would serve an additional 1459 underserved households in the County of Moore. The total project cost is $8,220,633. At the October 17, 2023, Board of Commissioners meeting the Board approved County Administration to proceed with entering Round 2 of the GREAT Grant.
You can learn more about the GREAT Grant at the NC OneMap website: NC Broadband Grant Addresses | NC OneMap
Link to North Carolina Map identifying residents expected to receive broadband: NC Broadband Grant Addresses | NC OneMap
• Click the above link to access the NC OneMap
• Once the map displays, select the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner to display a Search Box.
• Begin entering the physical address you want to search for and select it from the drop down once it displays. The map will zoom into the address you selected.
• A green dot identifies a resident in Round 1
• A yellow dot identifies a resident in Round 2
Contact the North Carolina Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) with questions at email@example.com.