Realizing Opportunity with Broadband Infrastructure Networks (ROBIN) is a last-mile and middle-mile broadband competitive grant program with $238M in project funds from the US Treasury Capital Project Fund (CPF). Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) submitted a $56.4 million application for ROBIN funding to expand internet service in Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties. The application included a $15.5 million investment from MEC and requested $27.6 million from the State. Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, and St. Joseph Counties, along with townships and villages in the proposed counties committed over $13 million. The ROBIN program will be administered by the state's Michigan High-Speed Internet Office (MIHI). Berrien County-MEC Press Release. View ROBIN Interactive Parcel Map.
ROBIN Grant Match requirement + Financial Commitment by Community:
Municipality - ROBIN Grant - Community SUPPORT Documentation:
Community ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS - ROBIN Grant Endorsement: