Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Advisory: Rep. Sewell to Host Grants Workshop in Tuscaloosa on Securing Broadband Grants

Oct 11, 2018
Press Release
Workshop will discuss federal and state funding to bring broadband to local areas

TUSCALOOSA, AL – On Thursday, October 18, 2018, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will host a Grants Workshop in Tuscaloosa on Securing Broadband Grants. The workshop will focus on grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as well as grants from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). Participants will hear from federal and state representatives about the USDA Community Connect Grant Program as well as the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund.

The Community Connect Grant Program is a broadband grants program that provides community access to broadband services in unserved areas through a one-time grant. The Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund was created to achieve high-speed broadband services in unserved rural Alabama. Both grants are open to organizations such as universities, private companies, and cooperatives. This workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

WHEN:    Thursday, October 18, 2018
                     1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

WHERE: Stillman College
                     Houston H. Harte Center
                     3601 Stillman Blvd
                     Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Same-day registration will also be available

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.