PEI Broadband Fund for Residents TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting your application, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions if you are approved to receive financial assistance (the “Grant”) from the PEI Broadband Fund for Residents. These Terms and Conditions, the Application, and the PEI Broadband Fund for Residents Guidelines constitute the entire Agreement between the parties.
The Grant is subject to Innovation PEI’s acceptance of Eligible Project Costs to complete work that provides a residential civic address with internet service or improved internet service that meets the CRTC minimum requirement of speeds up to 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.
The Grant will be calculated at 100% of Eligible Project Costs, to the maximum amount identified by Innovation PEI within the Approval Notification. Payment will be based on actual Eligible Project Costs as evidenced at the time of your request for payment, but in no event shall it exceed the maximum Grant amount.
Applications must be submitted and approved by Innovation PEI prior to the start of work on the project or the purchase of equipment. Any expenses incurred before receipt of the Approval Notification are non-eligible for the Grant.
“Applicant” means the resident of the civic address identified on the application form.
“Approval Notification” means the email notification from Innovation PEI to the Applicant, notifying of approval of the application and the maximum Grant available to the Applicant.
“Grant” means the maximum financial assistance approved by Innovation PEI for PEI Broadband Fund for Residents.
“Project” means the specified internet service-related activities, work, or undertaking presented in the application (the “Application”).
“Quote” means a document provided by the vendor detailing the statement of work and the agreed fixed price for the Project.
“Vendor” means the company identified as the supplier of service for the Project, as evidenced in the application.
“Request for Payment” means a request by the Applicant for payment of the Grant once the Project has been completed.
“Eligible Project Costs” means those reasonable and proper costs of the Project which have been accepted by Innovation PEI in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and the PEI Broadband Fund for Residents Guidelines.
“Non-eligible Costs” means those costs that Innovation PEI considers non-eligible for the Grant, including but necessarily limited to the following items:
- HST or any other federal or provincial tax which may be eligible to be fully or partially refunded;
- Costs associated with residential civic addresses that received the maximum contribution under this program and/or the PEI Broadband Residential Pilot;
- Costs incurred before October 19, 2023;
- Costs incurred prior to the Applicant receiving the Approval Notification;
- Costs incurred by a service provider to determine if service may be available (bucket truck sightings, etc.);
- The first 300 feet or less of fibre/cable installation from the road to the residence, as measured from where your driveway connects to the road;
- Standard costs for a new customer premises connection, including connection fee, Wi-Fi router/router, ethernet adapters, or modem;
- Leased equipment for a new service or enhanced service;
- Costs related to the boosting of an internet signal to other dwellings at a civic address and/or to a neighbouring civic address;
- Maintenance, upgrade or removal of equipment or infrastructure;
- Any portion of the cost of an asset that, in the opinion of Innovation PEI, exceeds the fair market value of the asset;
- Work related to providing internet service at a non-residential location;
- A serviced civic address receiving 50 / 10 Mbps service;
- A civic address for which an ISP advertises existing 50 /10 Mbps service;
- Installation costs greater than $350 (including taxes);
- Costs not identified in the application; and
- Other items deemed not reasonably related to improving internet speed to the civic address.
- Payment will be based on actual Eligible Project Costs as evidenced at the time of Request for Payment, but in no event will payment exceed the approved Grant.
- To submit the Request for Payment, the Applicant must:
- attest the Project is completed;
- attest the completed Project improved internet service speed; and
- provide the Vendor’s invoice.
- Where the Applicant has paid the Vendor’s invoice, the Applicant’s Request for Payment must include:
- complete and accurate banking information for direct deposit of the Grant, and
- proof of payment of the Vendor’s invoice.
- Where the Applicant has NOT paid the Vendor’s invoice, the Applicant’s Request for Payment must request direct payment to the Vendor using direct deposit.
3.0 ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS
In addition to the foregoing, the Applicant agrees to the following conditions:
- Eligible Project Costs must be for purchases made on or after October 19, 2023, and on or after the date the Applicant received the approval email notification from Innovation PEI.
- To complete the Project and submit a Request for Payment not later than six months after the date of the Approval Notification. If a request for payment is not received by Innovation PEI within six months of the Approval Notification date, the Applicant will be deemed to have declined the Grant and will have no future claim to payment from the Grant.
- The Applicant consents to have Innovation PEI make any inquiries of such persons, firms, or corporations as it deems necessary in order to reach a decision on this application.
- The Applicant will provide all information required by Innovation PEI to complete the assessment of this application and make payment.
- Release of information relating to the funding of this Project may be made under the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
- No member of the Legislative Assembly shall be admitted to any part or share of this Agreement or to any benefits that arise therefrom.
- Should the Applicant fail to abide by any of the conditions under this Agreement, Innovation PEI may require that the Grant be repaid on demand, and any unpaid amounts may be revoked.
- To permit any authorized representative of Innovation PEI reasonable access to the Applicant’s premises to confirm completion of the Project.
- The Applicant and Vendor are responsible for attaining all necessary permits.
- Infrastructure agreed to between the Vendor and applicant, excluding leased equipment, is the sole responsibility of the Applicant.
- The Applicant shall indemnify and save Innovation PEI harmless from all claims, demands, actions, and causes of action of third parties that may arise out of this Project.
4.0 OTHER ASSISTANCE
The Applicant may not receive non-repayable contribution(s) or funding from any other source for the Project. If the Applicant or Vendor accepts any non-repayable contribution(s) or funding from any other source for the Project, Innovation PEI’s approval of the Grant will be null and void.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of the Province of Prince Edward Island and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, and no action or proceeding shall be brought to construe or enforce this Agreement except in those courts having jurisdiction in the Province of Prince Edward Island.
6.0 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY ACT
Personal information on this form is collected under Section 31(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act R.S.P.E.I. 1988, c f-15.01 as it relates directly to and is necessary for determining eligibility. If you have any questions about this collection of personal information, you may contact the Innovation PEI Office by telephone at 902-620-3596 or toll-free at 1-800-563-3734, or by email at email@example.com.