Upcoming STEM Education Coalition Webinar on Digital Skills, Equity, and the Best Jobs of the Future
Oct 4, 2021
Thursday’s webinar will touch on the Digital Equity Act, which is part of the Advancing (?) Infrastructure Investment and Act. The Digital Equity Act will provide $2.75 billion through establishing two grant programs to be administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to promote digital equity nationwide:
- Building Capacity within States through Formula Grants: The Digital Equity Act of 2021creates an annual $125 million formula grant program for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to fund the creation and implementation of comprehensive digital equity plans in each state
- Spurring Targeted Action through Competitive Grants: The Digital Equity Act of 2021 creates an annual $125 million competitive grant program to support digital inclusion projects undertaken by individual groups, coalitions, and/or communities of interest
- Supporting Research and Evidence-Based Policymaking: The Digital Equity Act of 2021 tasks NTIA with evaluating digital inclusion projects and providing policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels with detailed information about which projects are most effective
Click here for more information on the upcoming webinars and to register.