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    • Montana Libraries and BTOP Suzanne Reymer Montana State Library January 2010
    • What is BTOP?
      • Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
      • Administered by Dept. of Commerce NTIA (National Telecommunications & Information Administration
      • Part of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    • BTOP Funding
      • $4.7 billion
        • Public Computing Centers (PCC) – at least $200 million
        • Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA) – at least $250 million
        • Broadband Mapping and National Plan – up to $350 million
        • Infrastructure – no set amount, presumably majority of funding
    • Round One
      • NOFA issued on July 1, 2009
      • Applications due August 14, 2009
      • Up to $1.6 billion available
        • Infrastructure – up to $1.2 billion
        • PCC – up to $50 million
        • SBA – up to $150 million
        • Reserve - $200 million
    • Round One Requests
      • Total - 2,200 applications requesting $27.6 billion
      • Infrastructure – 1490 apps requesting $23.2 billion
      • SBA – 320+ apps requesting nearly $2.5 billion
      • PCC – 360+ apps requesting more than $1.9 billion
    • Round Two
      • Second and final round
      • NOFA issued on January 15, 2010
      • Applications accepted from February 16, 2010 – March 15, 2010
      • All awards announced by September 30, 2010
    • Round Two Funding
      • $2.6 billion total available
      • Infrastructure - $2.35 billion
      • PCC – at least $150 million
      • SBA – at least $100 million
    • MSL BTOP
      • Billings workshop – July 17, 2009
      • ALA OITP webinars
      • Survey
      • Gates Foundation – Opportunity Online Broadband Program
        • Gates Foundation partners
        • CSMG consultants
        • Matching funds
    • PCC Only Application
      • Able to focus more on application within highly competitive category
      • Not dependent on numerous telcos for application and implementation
    • Options for Infrastructure & Training
      • Partner with service provider on Infrastructure grant application
      • Consultants will contact PCC applicant service providers about increased bandwidth needs
      • ALA OITP is considering multi-state BTOP application with training component
    • Computing with a Purpose
      • Education
      • Employment
      • Economic development
      • Enhanced service for:
        • Health care delivery
        • Children
        • Vulnerable populations
    • Potential Partners
      • Job services
      • Educational institutions
      • Medical libraries
      • Small business development
      • Family services
      • Senior centers
      • Other local partners?
    • Technology to Deliver Services
      • Enhanced learning centers
      • Possibly determined by designated purpose
      • What do we need to assist with job search skills, education, etc.?
    • Immediate Information Requirements
      • Agreement to participate by 1/28/10
      • Include branches?
      • Potential partners
      • Current needs in your community – what are people using your PCs for? What are they asking for assistance with?
      • Vulnerable populations served
      • Future needs?
    • Application – DATA DATA DATA
      • Prompt responses!
      • Current hours/proposed hours
      • Current broadband workstations/proposed broadband workstations
      • Current broadband connection speed/proposed broadband connection speed
    • More Application Data
      • Service area data
      • Number persons served currently and under proposed target
      • Population demographics
      • Outreach strategies
      • Training and education programs
      • Technology strategy
      • Organizational readiness
    • PCC Awardees Reporting Requirements
      • Number of work stations available to the public
      • Total hours per week pcc is open
      • Speed of broadband connection
      • Primary uses of pcc
      • Average number users/day
      • Total hours/week training
      • Number & cost of broadband equipment deployed
    • Challenges to Participation
      • Insufficient bandwidth
      • Uncooperative service providers
      • Inability to sustain increased bandwidth
      • Lack of timely data
    • Benefits
      • Improved service to community
      • Role for library in economic development
      • New and improved partnerships
    • Timeline
      • Agreement to participate
      • Information on current bandwidth and usage
      • Consultants will contact your service providers RE: bandwidth needs
      • Develop partnerships
      • Plan PCC equipment and structure
      • Application
    • Questions?
    • Resources
      • ALA http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advocacy/knowstimulus/index.cfm
      • Broadband USA http://broadbandusa.gov/