North Carolina Communities Awarded $30 Million to Help Close the Digital Divide

Across North Carolina, 63 community service, nonprofit, higher education and regional organizations will get $30 million in Digital Champion grants to help North Carolinians access and use high-speed internet. The grant program, funded by the federal American Rescue Plan Act, will expand digital equity programming and advance digital inclusion and opportunity across North Carolina. Digital Champion grants are being awarded to 63 organizations by the NC Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) Office of Digital Equity and Literacy. Program grantees will partner with the NC DIT's Office of Digital Equity and Literacy to help people from target populations identified in the Digital Equity Act, including low-income households; rural residents; aging residents; incarcerated or justice involved people; veterans; individuals with disabilities; individuals with a language barrier; and individuals who are members of a racial or ethnic minority group.

North Carolina Communities Awarded $30M to Help Close the Digital Divide