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Digital Equity Act Programs


Too many communities lack access to high-speed internet. Many more can't afford it or don't know how to use it. The divide between those who have internet access and those who don't is stark. To create an equitable economy, we all need access to reliable and affordable high-speed internet.

The Digital Equity Act provides $2.75 billion to establish three grant programs that promote digital equity and inclusion. They aim to ensure that all people and communities have the skills, technology, and capacity needed to reap the full benefits of our digital economy.

Check here to find out if your state/territory has its BEAD or Digital Equity Draft Plans/Proposals out for Public Comment

State Digital Equity Planning Grant

A $60M formula grant program for states, territories and tribal governments to develop digital equity plans.

Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program

A $1.44 billion formula grant program for states, territories, and tribal governments

Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program

A $1.25 billion grant program. It will fund annual grant programs for five years to implement digital equity projects

Internet for All Webinar Series: Data Collection Tools to Support the Digital Equity Act

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has worked with the Census Bureau to gather and analyze federal data to identify the “covered populations” defined by the Digital Equity Act. The Digital Equity Act Population Viewer enables users to locate and understand where these populations are concentrated, at both the state and local levels.

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