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.
State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program
The State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program is $60M formula grant program for states, territories and tribal governments to develop digital equity plans.
Digital Equity Capacity Building 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.