July 9, 2021 Additional Public Appeal (for Second Time, Third Time, and Fourth Time) for Proposals for FY2021 Project to Support Public Wireless LAN Environment Improvement

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) will make a public appeal for applications for a project to support public wireless LAN environment improvement in several rounds starting today, as described below.
It should be noted that subsidies will be granted to proposals selected and subject to the applicants’ official applications for the subsidy.

1.Project overview

1. Project content

Article 3(2)(e) of the Subsidy Grant Guidelines for Wireless System Spread Support Project Costs in PDF (hereafter referred to as “the Wireless System Grant Guidelines”) (The published material is in Japanese only.)

2. Implementing entities

1. Prefectures and municipalities (including municipal collaborative bodies) with a financial strength index (*1) of 0.8 or less.

Note: Municipalities do not include special wards. The same shall apply hereafter.

2. Prefectures or municipalities in disadvantaged areas stipulated in [Supplementary Information] of the Wireless System Grant Guidelines

3. Third-sector corporations under the investment or contribution of local governments (*2)

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    One-third of the sum of the following figure for each of the previous three fiscal 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 FY2019.
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    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

Deadline for the second appeal: No later than Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Deadline for the third appeal: No later than Thursday, September 30, 2021
Deadline for the fourth appeal: No later than Friday, October 29, 2021

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    If the total amount of applications received by any of the deadlines reaches the budgeted amount, subsequent applications may not be accepted.

2. Submission method

After preparing the materials following the Wireless System Grant Guidelines and the public appeal guidelines, submit or email a set of electronic data to the competent Regional Bureau of Telecommunications (or the Okinawa Office of Telecommunications in the case of Okinawa). (The published material is in Japanese only).
It is also possible to use jGrants (a subsidy system).

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    Inform the following contact in advance in the case of using jGrants.
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    For details of jGrants, please check the URL below.

Services Launched for System for Filing Requests for Subsidies Called “jGrants 2.0” (Announced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on January 4, 2021)

https://www.meti.go.jp/press/2020/01/20210104002/20210104002.html Open a new window


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