Over the last 18-months Keenwire has authored several multi-million dollar grant applications on behalf of clients seeking broadband; three were awarded for a total of $85M in funding. Keenwire believes the outreach and community interaction initiatives done by our staff were the compelling difference, resulting in multiple awards within the BTOP/BIP (Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program/ Broadband Infrastructure Program) program, nationwide.
For example, our efforts in person, via phone and via email in 6 weeks produced an unprecedented response for one client, including 186 letters of support from stakeholders and organizations in Oregon; including libraries, schools, tribes, elected officials (including the governor), chambers, councils, counties and economic development and partnership businesses involved in the application region.
Keenwire has the internal resources to not only distribute, but assist in tweaking and customizing any existing marketing materials to ensure the message is most appropriately targeted for local demographics. We understand people in rural areas, what makes them tick (or not participate). As well, our staff has adequate background knowledge and passion to learn and confidently deliver the message to the target audience, both one-on-one and one-to-hundreds.