Connect Illinois was established in 2019 to improve broadband access throughout Illinois. The Connect Illinois broadband matching grant program was initially established with $400 million in funding from the state’s Rebuild Illinois infrastructure program. At the same time, Illinois created a Broadband Office within the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to administer the program. The Connect Illinois website includes links to the Notice of Funding Opportunities, Grant Applications, Instructions and Mapping information. It also includes information on state programs aimed at improving digital equity and adoption. Click here to view their website.