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State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program

Open Date:

3/29/2024

Close Date:

5/28/2024

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • State Governments

Program Purpose:

  • Other Infrastructure
  • Telecommunications / Broadband

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Bureau/Office

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Commerce

Overview

This Opportunity solicits applications for the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, the second of three digital equity programs authorized by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. The Digital Equity Act appropriated $2.75 billion to be awarded by the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to promote digital inclusion activities and achieve digital equity.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
$300,000,000
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Each State that has completed a Digital Equity Plan that meets the requirements of 47 U.S.C. §1723(c) is eligible to apply for grants under the Capacity Grant Program to implement its Digital Equity Plan and to carry out digital inclusion activities. In addition, U.S. Territories that submit a Digital Equity Plan consistent with the obligations of their State Digital Equity Planning Grant award are eligible to apply for grants under the Capacity Grant Program to implement its Digital Equity Plan and to carry out digital inclusion activities. Finally, Native Entities, or a consortium of Native Entities, with the necessary authorizations described in Section III.B.1 of this NOFO, are eligible to apply for both Capacity Grant and Planning Grant funding to promote the objectives of digital equity and inclusion.

Contact Information

Angela Thi Bennett, Director of Digital Equity, NTIA

digitalequity@ntia.gov

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