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Digital Equity Technical Assistance Fund

Provides funds to digital inclusion groups to advance collaborative capacities to grow the digital equity ecosystem
Digital Equity Technical Assistance Fund

Overview

Snapshot

Eligibile Applicants

  • Nonprofit organizations, Tribal nongovernmental entities

Funding Amount

  • Total funding available: $1.4 million
  • Grant Size:  $100,000 maximum

 

ConnectALL recognizes that both established and emerging digital equity organizations need support to fortify their collective ability to participate in coalitions, carry out their missions, and directly address needs of Covered Populations as defined in Section I.C. of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. 

ConnectALL’s Digital Equity Technical Assistance Fund Program provides targeted funds to digital inclusion providers to advance their collaborative capacities to grow the New York State digital equity ecosystem. Applicants may request funds to improve their capabilities as digital inclusion program-providers and digital equity grant-seekers in advance of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) $1.4B Digital Equity Capacity Grant program and $1.6B Digital Equity Competitive Grants. 

ConnectALL will issue awards in each geographic region in New York State: Capital Region, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Long Island, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier, Western New York, and in each of New York City’s five boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx.

View the recording and presentation from the June 27 Digital Equity Technical Assistance Fund RFA Information Session. 

Read the Press Release

Program Dates

July 30, 2024:  Application Submission Deadline

August 2024:  Anticipated Announcement of Awards

August 2025:  Anticipated Grant Completion Date

Eligible Applicants

Nonprofit organizations and Tribal nongovernmental entities meeting the following requirements are eligible to apply:

  • At least two years of operation in the State of New York
  • Provides service to one or more Covered Populations with at least one of the measurables objectives laid out in the State Digital Equity Plan
  • Demonstrates a specific, time-bound gap in capacity that limits the organization’s ability to plan towards, and apply for, federal and state grants for digital equity programs or services for Covered Populations

How to Apply

Contact Us

Please send your questions regarding the Digital Equity Technical Assistance Fund to: [email protected]

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