Request For Proposals: Appalachia Digital Accelerator (Connect Humanity) – Project Delivery and Management

30 January 2024

Mahoning County is seeking consultant services to engage in the planning and completion of a community connectivity plan by following Connect Humanity guidelines that include 3 main sections: Digital Equity, Infrastructure, and Finance, as is necessary to bring high-speed, affordable internet, devices, digital literacy, and adoption to all residents. 

This plan will be prepared and structured to enable Mahoning County to submit Broadband Equity, Access, & Deployment (BEAD)/Digital Equity Act (DEA) applications (or applications to other federal funding programs) where appropriate. Additionally, the Selected Consultant will work to identify gaps in funding where federal funds may be ineligible and will create a plan to identify necessary alternative investment resources.

Respondents may submit questions regarding this RFP at any time before 1:00 pm Eastern on 2/14/2024 via electronic mail to the following address (the "County Authorized Representative"): Annemarie DeAscentis at

Submissions will be accepted until Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. The full RFP can be found through the link below.

Read the RFP