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PSC Issues Precision Agriculture Grant Application and Program Schedule

PSC Issues Precision Agriculture Grant Application and Program Schedule


                        AND PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Lincoln, January 23, 2024- The Nebraska Public Service Commission
(PSC) has approved an Order (C-5529) issuing the 2023-2024
Precision Agriculture Infrastructure Grant (PRO-AG) program
schedule and application materials.

The Order (C-5529) implements the Precision Agriculture Grant Act,
Neb. Rev. Stat.§ 86-1401-86-1406 and paves the way for the
awarding of nearly one million dollars in grants to accelerate rural
economic development by helping to provide high-speed internet
service to farm sites in unserved areas of Nebraska.

“This grant program is another opportunity to advance precision
agriculture in our state with much needed connectivity and
supporting technology,” said Commission Chair Dan Watermeier.
“We look forward to seeing the innovative projects submitted
through the application process.”

The PRO-AG program is divided into two distinct subprograms,
Connectivity, and Devices and Technology. Each subprogram is
designed to fulfill a specific purpose. Applicants can submit
multiple project proposals but must apply separately for each
subprogram. Applications will be assessed individually. Each
application will be considered on its own merits within the
subprogram in which it is filed.

The available funding for the 2023-2024 fiscal year of $906,478
will be divided among the two subprograms with $453,239 in
grant funding available for Connectivity and $453,239 available
for Devices and Technology grants.

Application materials and a detailed program guide can be
found on the Precision Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program
page of the PSC website. Applications for the 2024
program year are due on or before, February 23 at 5:00 p.m. (CT)
and should be emailed to <psc.broadband@nebraska.gov >.
Grants will be awarded by the end of April. ###

Contact: Deb Collins- Communications & Media Mgr.
(402) 471-0226 /deb.collins@nebraska.gov

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