HB 293 – Supplementary GREAT Grant Clarifications

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Dean Arp (R-Union); Rep. Pat McElraft (R-Carteret, Jones); Rep. John Bell, IV (R-Greene, Johnston, Wayne); Rep. Sarah Stevens (R-Alleghany, Surry, Wilkes)


This bill requires any unawarded funds remaining of the $45M appropriated to the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology Fund to be used for the broadband projects submitted and scored by the Office of Broadband Infrastructure in accordance with the special supplementary grant process established by the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act and requires that all grant awards for the GREAT grant process be completed by April 15, 2021.


Filed – 3/11/2021

This bill was referred to the following House committees:

-Energy and Public Utilities


-Rules, Calendar, and Operations