Digital Equity Act

$2.75 Billion Funding

available for
Internet Access
Digital Devices
Digital Literacy Training
The needs of incarcerated individuals must be addressed in every state Digital Equity Plan.
Connect with your state planners for funding opportunities!

Select your state to obtain information about the state's plan.*

Draft Digital Equity Plan:
State Broadband Office:
State Broadband Contacts:

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What is the Digital Equity Act?

The Digital Equity Act provides $2.75 billion to establish three grant programs that promote digital equity and inclusion. They aim to ensure that all people and communities have the skills, technology, and capacity needed to reap the full benefits of our digital economy.

What is the Breakdown of Funding for the three grant programs?

  • $60M State Digital Equity Planning Grant - Awarded to date
  • $1.44B Digital Equity Capacity Building Grant Program - Open
  • $1.25B Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program - Coming Soon

The Capacity Building Grant Program and Competitive Grant Program will be awarded over a 5-year period.

What covered populations must be addressed in each state plan?

  1. Low-income households
  2. Aging populations
  3. Incarcerated individuals
  4. Veterans
  5. People with disabilities
  6. People with language barriers
  7. Racial and ethnic minorities
  8. Rural inhabitants

Who is tasked with creating the Digital Equity Plan for your state?

Every state is responsible for formulating its individual state Digital Equity Plan, a task assigned to an Administering Entity selected by the state's governor. The chosen Administering Entity is partnered with a Federal Program Officer from NTIA, who is tasked with supervising the implementation of the plan.

Additional Resources

*The information provided on this website regarding the Digital Equity Act is compiled from various federal and state government sources and other websites. While we strive to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information presented, changes and updates may occur that are not immediately reflected on our site. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the currentness or full accuracy of the content provided. We shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses or damages arising from its use.