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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Winter

NTIA Digital Equity Planning Grant Program. Deadline: 7/12/22. $60M Available.

Opportunity Title:

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.


The following government entities may apply to the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program:

  • States

  • Washington, D.C.

  • Puerto Rico

  • Other U.S. Territories

  • Indian Tribes, Alaska Native entities, Native Hawaiian organizations

Governors must appoint an "administering entity." This entity must be one of, or a partnership between, the following:

  • The state, or a political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the state

  • An Indian Tribe, Alaska Native entity, or Native Hawaiian organization located in the state

  • A foundation, corporation, institution, association, or coalition that is a not-for-profit, not a school, and is providing services in the state

  • A community anchor institution (not a school) located in the state

  • A local educational agency located in the state

  • An entity located in the state that carries out a workforce development program

  • An agency of the state that is responsible for administering or supervising adult education and literacy activities in the state

  • A public or multi-family housing authority located in the state

Total Amount Available:


Application Deadline:

July 12, 2022.

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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