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State Digital Equity Planning Grant

State Digital Equity Planning Grant


The State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program supports the creation of community-centric solutions. It provides resources to community organizations to help scale digital literacy programs. These programs give people the skills they need to effectively use the Internet. We're looking for projects that promote meaningful adoption and use of high-speed Internet service. Projects should aim to help the following groups:

  • Low-income households
  • Aging populations
  • Incarcerated individuals
  • Veterans
  • People with disabilities
  • People with language barriers
  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Rural inhabitants

Projects will be used to share best practices and show successful models of state-community partnerships.

Download the program info sheet (English | Español)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Digital Equity Act Programs

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Digital Equity Planning Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity


Digital Equity Planning Grant Closeout Information

Information for eligible entities on DE Planning Closeout Requirements.

Digital Equity Plan Guidance

Guidance for States/Territories on how to structure and what to include in the Digital Equity Plan to meet the 15 requirements outlined in the NOFO.

Digital Equity Plan Template

Optional template to support each State/Territory in capturing notes and developing its Digital Equity Plan. 

Digital Equity Model Plan Guidance

This resource provides guidance on the requirements for the State Digital Equity Plan and guidance on how to create a Digital Equity Plan that goes beyond compliance.

Soliciting Public Comments

A guide for States on posting Digital Equity Plans for public comment.

For the First Time, All States will have a Plan to Address Digital Equity

By Angela Thi Bennett, Director of Digital Equity, NTIA

Today, all 50 States, D.C., and Puerto Rico have submitted their Digital Equity Plans to NTIA for acceptance. This is a milestone moment in closing the digital divide. For the first time in our nation’s history, each state will have a plan to connect communities with the resources they need to achieve digital equity. That’s never been true before, and it’s an exciting indicator of how far we’ve come as a nation in acknowledging and addressing this challenge. 

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