Digital Equity

Prepare for Two Connectivity Opportunities under the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) and Digital Equity Act (DEA) Grant Programs


Two National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) grant programs are making funding available for states to expand broadband connections and advance digital equity, and entities can learn more about these programs and prepare to benefit from their states’ funding awards.

Nancy Smith Hurd Foundation Awards Grant to Opportunity Home San Antonio to Support Digital Inclusion


From Opportunity Home San Antonio's press release:

Opportunity Home San Antonio was awarded a grant from the Nancy Smith Hurd Foundation in support of the ConnectHomeSA program, helping to narrow the digital divide in the community. 

Through the grant, 480 devices will be awarded to Opportunity Home residents upon their successful completion of the ConnectHomeSA digital literacy program, with another 60 devices budgeted for residents to access in public housing community rooms.

HUD Announces Expansion, Restructuring of ConnectHome USA


In a recent Federal Register notice, HUD announced the expansion and restructuring of ConnectHomeUSA (CHUSA) in order to to further their commitment to advancing digital opportunities and closing the digital divide in public, Indian, and now, Multifamily housing communities. CHUSA seeks to serve 50-100 new communities from urban and rural and Tribal locations while also continuing to support existing CHUSA communities.  New communities can apply to join as Tier 1 communities and existing CHUSA communities can apply to join as Tier 2, or more advanced communities.

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