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      RS 51:2370.8     


§2370.8. Funding; match requirement

            A. Grant recipients are required to provide matching funds in accordance with rules promulgated by the office. A grant recipient shall contribute from its own funds a minimum of twenty percent of the total estimated cost of the project.

            B.(1) A local government may contribute funding or in-kind contributions for use on an eligible project under the provisions of this Part. The contribution of funding by local government for an eligible project under the provisions of this Part shall not be considered a partnership for providing a covered service under the Local Government Fair Competition Act.

            (2) A local government shall not make or grant any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage to itself or to any provider of broadband service.

            (3) A local government shall apply without discrimination as to itself and to any provider the local government's ordinances, rules, and policies, including those relating to obligation to serve, access to public right of way, permitting, performance bonding, reporting, and quality of service.

            Acts 2021, No. 477, §1, eff. July 1, 2021.

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