Like the other demonstration communities in the federally-funded UW-Extension BTOP (NTIA) project, the College of Menominee Nation’s effort represent the need for Menominee County residents to understand the importance and opportunities of broadband, a prelude to building the Community Technology Center, funded with a separate grant.
Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA) Grant: The College of Menominee Nation was a key partner for the BCCB project, representing the Menominee Nation and their essential need for increasing understanding of broadband within the Tribal Nation. In developing the BCCB project, we worked closely with the College to determine how we might complement their effort in creating a centrally located public computer center. This grant provided the capacity to reach out into outlying areas through the hiring of a SBA Instructor to virtually take the technology out to specific communities and create a mobile computer lab. This effort was headed by Lisa Marchel.
As of Sept. 2012, the College’s outreach efforts had reached 678 participants through 157 activities and 1,021 training hours.
Read an SBA Grant Snapshot for College of Menominee Nation (Wisconsin).
College of Menominee Nation is an accredited two-year tribal community college and 1994 Land Grant Institution. The college is located on the Menominee Reservation in Keshena, Wis., with one auxiliary site located near the Oneida Indian Reservation in Green Bay, Wis. CMN serves the Menominee Indian Tribe, along with three neighboring tribes (Oneida, Stockbridge-Munsee, and Forest County Potawatomi), and their surrounding communities.