The New York Digital Inclusion Fund has launched a second round of funding for New York-based digital inclusion work. The fund supports projects that address digital inclusion barriers with solutions across New York State.

The Digital Inclusion Innovation Grants support dynamic partnerships to increase the number of people who are connected to broadband, equipped with devices, and receiving community support for digital inclusion activities. Projects can be based on a variety of digital inclusion efforts, including promoting affordable high-speed internet, devices, digital navigators, and digital skills that support vulnerable communities throughout New York state.

The Fund is supported by Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, and managed by NDIA. NDIA is proud to continue to partner with Schmidt Futures on the New York Digital Inclusion Fund and to support applicants and provide training and guidance to grantees as they carry out their digital inclusion work over the next few years.

“NDIA is excited to continue our partnership with Schmidt Futures and to support the work being done in New York state and share best practices and lessons learned with our partners and affiliates nationwide to help advance digital equity,” said Angela Siefer, NDIA executive director.

“The Innovation Grants will bring together diverse teams of community anchor institutions, technical service providers, local advocates, and others to implement novel digital inclusion impact models in partnership with communities across New York State. Schmidt Futures, along with our partners at NDIA, are proud to continue our support for this work,” said Elizabeth Young McNally, executive vice president at Schmidt Futures. 

NDIA is accepting proposals for Digital Inclusion Innovation grants from May 9 through June 1, 2022. Register for an informational webinar on Thursday, May 12 at 12 p.m.  For more information on the funding opportunity, visit our website, or contact [email protected].  

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