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BIL Provision: State Digital Equity Competitive Grant

Open Date:

TBD

Close Date:

Available until expended

Upcoming Milestones:

TBD

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

Economic Development, Education and Workforce Development, Other Infrastructure, Telecommunications / Broadband

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Commerce

Overview

As part of the Digital Equity Act programs, $2.75 billion was dedicated to establish three grant programs that promote digital inclusion and equity to ensure that all individuals and communities have the skills, technology, and capacity needed to reap the full benefits of our digital economy. The goal of these programs is to promote the meaningful adoption and use of broadband services across the targeted populations in the Act, including low-income households, aging populations, incarcerated individuals, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals with a language barrier, racial and ethnic minorities, and rural inhabitants. The Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program is a $1.25 billion discretionary grant program distributed vial annual grant programs over five years to implement digital equity projects. Eligible applicants include specific types of political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of a state; Tribal governments; nonprofit entities; community anchor institutions; local educational agencies; and entities that carry out workforce development programs.

Eligible use includes: Broadband adoption/digital literacy/tech support, digital equity programs.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – no match
Total Amount Available:
$1,250,000,000
Limit per Applicant:
TBD
Estimated Awards:
TBD

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

TBD

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