State Digital Equity Capacity Grant

Agency NameDepartment of Commerce
Funding Amount$1,440,000,000.00
Bureau Name National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Funding Mechanism Grant
New? Yes
Funding Mechanism Grant

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability Available until expended
Recipients States, Territories, District of Columbia
Program Description 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 State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program dedicates a $1.44 billion formula grant program for States, Territories, Tribal governments, Alaska Native entities, Native Hawaiian organizations distributed via annual grant programs over five years to implement digital equity projects and support the implementation of digital equity plans.
Eligible Uses Planning (e.g. feasibility), broadband adoption/digital literacy/tech support
Statutory Location 60304
Federal Cost Share Requirement Grants may not cover more than 90 percent of the cost of a single project - though this can be waived