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Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program

Delivering Internet For All

The goal of the Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program is to fund initiatives that ensure communities have the access and skills to fully participate in the digital world, regardless of their background or circumstances. This program will complement digital equity activities funded by the Capacity Grant Program.

This is the first funding opportunity from the $1.25 billion Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program, the third of the three Digital Equity Act programs. The Digital Equity Act provides $2.75 billion to establish three grant programs that promote digital equity and inclusion.

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Below you can find links to helpful materials as you develop and submit your application. We will continue adding materials, so bookmark this page and check back frequently for updates.

Who will be eligible for funding?

Eligible entities include:

  1. A political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of a State, including an agency of a State, including an agency of a State that is responsible for administering or supervising adult education and literacy activities, or for providing public housing, in the State;
  2. An Indian Tribe, an Alaska Native entity, or a Native Hawaiian organization
  3. A foundation, corporation, institution, or association that is not-for-profit entity and not a school;
  4. A community anchor institution;
  5. A local educational agency;
  6. An entity that carries out a workforce development program; or
  7. A partnership between any of the entities described in paragraphs (1) through (6). 47 U.S.C. §1724(b).

For additional details, check out 47 USC 1724: Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program (