July 10, 2020 Additional Public Appeal for Proposals for FY2020 Project to Support Public Wireless LAN Environment Improvement

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has decided to make an appeal for proposals for a project to support public wireless LAN environment improvement from today through Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
It should be noted that a subsidy will be granted to proposals selected and subject to the applicants’ official applications for the subsidy.

1. Project overview

1. Project description

As described in Article 3 (2) e of the Subsidy Grant Guidelines for Wireless System Spread Support Project Costs (hereafter referred to as “the Wireless System Grant Guidelines”)

2. Implementing entity

  • Prefectures and municipalities (including municipal collaborative bodies) with a financial strength index*1 of 0.8 or less
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    Municipalities do not include special wards. The same shall apply hereafter.
  • Prefectures or municipalities in disadvantaged areas stipulated in [Supplementary Information] of the Wireless System Grant Guidelines
  • Third-sector corporations under the investment or contribution of local governments*2
  • *1
    One-third of the sum of the following figure for each of the previous three years: A standard financial income calculated according to Article 14 of the Local Allocation Tax Act (Act No. 211 of 1950) divided by the standard financial demand calculated according to Article 11 of the Act. For the financial strength index, refer to MIC’s List of Major Financial Indices of Local Governments published as an average of three years based on the financial results for FY2018.
  • *2
    Limited to cases where a third-sector corporation develops a prefectural or municipal area or financially disadvantaged area with a financial strength index of 0.8 or less.

2. How to submit a proposal

1. Submission deadline

No later than September 30, 2020

2. Submission method

After preparing the materials following the Wireless System Grant Guidelines and the public appeal guidelines, bring or mail one original to the responsible general bureau, and submit and a set of electronic data to the competent Regional Bureau of Telecommunications (or the Okinawa Office of Telecommunications in the case of Okinawa).
For this project, it is possible to apply through a system for filing requests for subsidies (jGrants) by submitting electronic data only.

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    For details of jGrants, please check the URL below.
  • New System for Filing Requests for Subsidies Called “jGrants” (announced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on December 24, 2019)
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