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Digital Equity Resources for Libraries

Building on pandemic relief and recovery programs, the federal government is making historic investments through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in advancing digital equity, literacy, and inclusion for all. The IIJA highlights the important role that community anchor institutions, like libraries, will play in creating a digitally equitable future for all.

港澳台图库advocates with and for libraries to ensure their eligibility and inclusion in federal, state, and local programs. 港澳台图库will continue to add to this web page and share policy information, best practices, funding opportunities, and a range of resources from libraries and partner organizations to support your digital equity work. We also encourage you to so we can continue to promote and share the contributions libraries are making to advance digital equity in their community.


Overview


Federal Funding for Digital Equity and Inclusion

  • Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Programs:
    • NTIA:
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    • NTIA:
    • NTIA:
        • : Overview of State Digital Equity Capacity Grants
        • : Summaries of State Digital Equity plans
        • : What Libraries Need to Know about the Digital Equity Act
        • of "Gearing Up for the Digital Equity Act With Libraries" webinar, co-presented by national Skills Coalition (NSC), ALA, and PLA
        • : Federal Broadband Funding Guidelines Now Available for States to Begin Planning, Applications
        • : Digital Opportunities Compass: Metrics to Monitor, Evaluate, and Guide Broadband and Digital Equity Policy
    • NTIA:
    • FCC:
        • : ACP Adoption and Enrollment Dashboard
        • ALA: Affordable Connectivity Program Outreach Fact Sheet
        • : Libraries Eligible for New Digital Equity Outreach Funding; (DEADLINE PASSED)

Resources and Tools for Libraries and Other Advocates

Getting Started
Supporting Home Broadband Adoption
  • Next Century Cities:
  • FCC:
  • PLA:
  • Education Superhighway:
  • everyoneon:
Supporting Digital Skills
  • PLA:
  • NDIA:
Webinars
  • Upcoming:
    • April 15th at 1pm ET:
    • April 17th at 2pm ET:
  • Past:
    • (February 2024)
    • (August 29, 2023
    • "" webinar co-presented by National Skill Coalition (NSC), ALA, and PLA (April 2022)
Learn More
  • : Digital Divide

    See What Other States are Doing

    • TSLAC:
    • Idaho Commission for Libraries:
    • Idaho Commission for Libraries:
    • State Library of North Carolina:

    More to come! Does your state library have a digital equity resources? Send it our way!


    Library Digital Equity Work in the News

    • : Emily Drabinski: Will Congress Keep Its Broadband Promise?
    • : FCC Announces More Funding Opportunities for ACP Outreach Grants
    • : What's New in Digital Equity: WIdely Signed Letter Supports the ACP
    • : Tech Advances leaving many in CT locked out of jobs and economy

    Staff Contacts

    Megan Janicki
    mjanicki@alawash.org

    Larra Clark
    lclark@alawash.org