GRANT PROGRAM SNAPSHOT: State and Digital Equity Grant Program
GRANT PROGRAM SNAPSHOT: State and Digital Equity Grant Program

The State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program supports the creation of community-centric solutions. It provides resources to community organizations to help scale digital literacy programs. These programs give people the skills they need to effectively use the internet. Funds will support projects that promote meaningful adoption and use of high-speed internet service. Projects should aim to help the following groups:

  • Low-income households
  • Aging populations
  • Incarcerated individuals
  • Veterans
  • People with disabilities
  • People with language barriers
  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Rural inhabitants

DEADLINE: Applications for States were to be submitted by July 12, 2022. Applications for territories were to be submitted by January 17, 2023. The application date for State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program is to be announced.


ELIGIBILITY: Each State is eligible to apply for grants under this program. The governor or equivalent official of an applicant State shall select an Administering Entity to receive and administer the State’s grant funding. Separately, territories or possessions of the United States that are not defined as States, as well as Indian Tribes, Alaska Native entities, and Native Hawaiian organizations, are eligible to enter into grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts with NTIA to carry out the activities contemplated in this program.