State of Vermont

Department of Public Service

Telecommunications and Connectivity

Telecommunications and Connectivity
General Information 
    This form can be used to contact the Telecommunications and Connectivity Division, to apply for the Line Extension program.


LECAP Application Instructions

Please note the 2021 LECAP program has transitioned into a consumer reimbursement program.

****LECAP Reimbursement is for completed line extensions purchased after March 2020. ****
*******Please review LECAP 2021 guidelines before applying.*******

****Incomplete applications and/or missing documents will not be considered. ****

Notifications, updates, questions, and approvals will be sent to applicants via email. Please make sure to provide a valid email address.
Instructions: - Review the guideline document before applying.
- Complete the online form. Please answer all questions.
- The applicant must show a COVID-related need after March 1, 2020.
- Include both a valid service address and a mailing address (click the “+” to add additional addresses)
- The service address must be your primary residence between March 2020 and the date of application. Please include proof of primary residency if needed. Your voter registration card is preferred

You must attach 1. An invoice/estimate 2. Proof of purchase 3. Proof of activation 4. Proof of residency (as required) (click the “+” to add additional documents)
-Applicants/Addresses that have already received a LECAP grant and/or will receive state, or federal funding for broadband may not be eligible for LECAP reimbursement. (Including RDOF and Connectivity initiative grants)

For application questions please email psd.lecap@vermont.gov or PSD.Consumer@vermont.gov
Please allow 5-6 weeks for your application to be reviewed.
Summary 
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Filer Info 
Please include contact information for applicant.
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Filer Phones 
Please provide a number that we can use to contact you.
Use the plus(+) sign at the bottom of the panel to add additional info.
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Filer Address 
1)Please enter a E911 "service address" where the line extension will be installed 2)Please enter a mailing address (if different)
 
Use the plus (+) sign at the bottom of the panel to add additional info.
Quesitons  
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Grant Request Information 
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Neighborhood / Group Information 
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Required Documents
1. Invoice/Estimate - An acceptable estimate/invoice issued from a service provider must be dated, include the provider contact information, show the consumer’s service address, show the extension distance, and/or provide a description of the satellite/wireless equipment, as well as the estimated or final cost.
2. Proof of payment for the line extension must be provided, such as a canceled check or electronic statement, or a credit card receipt. In some cases, a paid invoice from the provider may be acceptable.
3. Proof of service activation and for wireless solutions attach a speed test result (screen capture or PDF).
4. Proof of residency, if required. (Your voter registration is the preferred document https://mvp.vermont.gov/)
 
 
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By submitting this application, I certify that:

1. I have read, understand, and will abide by the LECAP program guidelines.
2. I have the authority to request payment from the State of Vermont. I am requesting payment of the total award amount for costs incurred in connection with section 601 of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136, div. A, Title V (Mar. 27, 2020) (“section 601”).
3. I understand that the State of Vermont will rely on this certification as a material representation in making this grant award.
4. As required by federal law, the proposed uses of the funds provided will be used only to cover those costs that- a. are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
b. were not accounted for in the state budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020.
c. were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2021.
5. To the best of my knowledge, as of the date that this Application is signed, neither Party nor Party’s principals (officers, directors, owners, or partners) are presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or excluded from participation in Federal programs, or programs supported in whole or in part by Federal funds. Entities that are suspended and/or debarred will have received a notification letter from the Federal Government. Information on suspension and debarment can be found here.
6. By submitting this application, I agree to repay this grant or any portion of this grant to the Department of Public Service if: Any grant funds received are based on incorrect representations made on this application or to the Department of Public Service about this application; or any funds that are covered by other federal grants, federally forgiven loans, or state grant or loan funding received by the applicant for the same purpose. I agree that the final determination of whether there has been a duplication of benefits will be made by the Department of Public Service.