Leverage Federal Funds to Advance Digital Equity in Your Community
Sunday, January 29, 2023
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Location: Morial Convention Center, Room 288-290
Level of Participation: Medium
The federal government is making historic investments in advancing digital equity, literacy, and inclusion so every American can affordably access and successfully use high-speed internet access to achieve their economic, educational, and social goals. Libraries of all types will be eligible to apply for some programs, while others are targeted to particular library types. Learn how your library can benefit from these historic federal investments, like the Digital Equity Act, Affordable Connectivity Program outreach grants, etc. to support your library’s and community’s digital inclusion goals.
An expert panel will break down the opportunities with actionable information and recommendations for how to best position your library for success with policymakers and community partners. Bring your questions and successes to share in this interactive session.
Know where to find more information about new federal funding opportunities available to advance digital equity, literacy, and inclusion.
Identify at least one funding opportunity to explore that can advance your community’s broadband and digital inclusion goals.
Identify two ways in which your library could use federal funds to advance digital equity, literacy, and inclusion to underserved or unserved populations in your community
Best position your library’s digital equity assets and needs to policymakers and community partners to increase library visibility and secure resources.