Expanding Broadband & Public WiFi

The city recently selected and is in the process of finalizing a contract with a private sector partner to conduct an assessment of the City’s digital infrastructure and fiber network, and ultimately produce a Digital Inclusion Action Plan. The city’s Chief Technology Officer is managing this contract and exploring potential interventions to bridge the digital divide. A comprehensive plan will address 1) Access: investing directly into broadband & wi-fi expansion, potentially leveraging the city’s fiber network, and prioritizing public parks and facilities; 2. Affordability: subsidizing internet service and providing households with free internet accessible devices (phones, tablets, chromebooks, hotspots); 3. Digital literacy: programming and partnerships to ensure residents have the necessary training and support to leverage online resources.

Project Appropriation

Project Appropriation

Total Programmed Funds

Total Programmed Funds
91.6% programmed of total appropriation

Total Expenditures

Total Expenditures
34.9% expended of total appropriation

Project Expenditures

Project Expenditures
Date Account Vendor Amount
04/06/2023 566000 GUIDEHOUSE INC $124,500.00
05/18/2023 566000 GUIDEHOUSE INC $124,500.00
08/30/2023 566000 GUIDEHOUSE INC $249,000.00
04/11/2024 566067 ST. LOUIS DEVELOPMENT CORP. $25,650.03


  • Appropriated Funds: Total amount of authorized funding set aside for a specific purpose
  • Programmed Funds: Estimate and Apportionment (E&A) approved contracts, personnel services, Board Bill approved Intergovernmental agreements (IGA)
  • Expenditures: Total amount spent by departments

Notes and Contact

ARPA(SLFRF and ERA) reporting will be updated on a rolling monthly basis.

The Project and Expenditure data reported is through May 31, 2024.

The data was last updated on Jun 11, 2024.

ARPA - American Rescue Plan Act ($510,518,052.20)
SLFRF - Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds ($498,076,054.00)
ERA - Emergency Rental Assistance ($12,441,998.20)

Please contact STLARPA@stlouis-mo.gov if you have questions about the data.

See Also

An overview of ARPA data can also be found on the ARPA Transparency Portal

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