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Native Entities Capacity Grant Program

Native Entities Capacity Grant Program

This is the third in a three-part series about the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program announcement from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Read the first blog post with an overview of the program and the second with...

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Announcing Net Inclusion 2025 & 2026!

Announcing Net Inclusion 2025 & 2026!

Join us at the nation's premier digital equity event, uniting practitioners, advocates, academics, internet service providers, and policymakers as we make history with our first-ever conference on Tribal Lands in Gila River Indian Community. We’re excited and honored...

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Updated Digital Navigator Definition and New Standards

Updated Digital Navigator Definition and New Standards

In 2020, NDIA convened a group of digital inclusion practitioners to establish a definition for the term “digital navigator.” The term described a model for digital inclusion built upon years of similar work, tailored for the new realities of the time. Together, NDIA...

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Building Relationships with Local Funders

Building Relationships with Local Funders

Many organizations have reached out to NDIA about the grant funding landscape as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding is winding down on December 31, 2024. While all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico have submitted their Capacity Grant applications, contracts and...

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The Affordable Connectivity Program has Officially Lapsed

The Affordable Connectivity Program has Officially Lapsed

Today we’ve hit a milestone in the life of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) none of us wanted to see—its end. As of today, May 31st, 2024, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) has officially expired. The month of May was already a partial benefit month,...

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Today is David Keyes Day in Seattle!

Today is David Keyes Day in Seattle!

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell signed a proclamation declaring today, May 31, 2024, to be David Keyes Day in Seattle. David will be retiring from the City of Seattle today after serving for over 27 years as a pioneering leader in the field of digital equity. David has...

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