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Digital Equity Newsletter – May 2024

Affordable Connectivity Program update, Digital Equity Act (DEA) notice of funding opportunity, Broadband Equity Study community event wrap-up

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Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s Rebecca Gibbons appointed to National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Board of Directors

Gibbons will also co-chair the Broadband and Digital Equity Committee.

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BPS and Free Geek celebrate one-time ARPA Digital Divide Response Grant, providing new laptops and free internet for 500 IRCO Clients

City Staff, Community Partners and Commissioner Rubio joined immigrant and refugee recipients as they celebrated the success of a collaborative effort to address the digital divide in the City of Portland and Multnomah County.

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability announces funding award for AfroVillage Old Town Community Wireless Network project

AfroVillage PDX’s successful award application will invest in Old Town community and economic development through seed funding for a neighborhood owned publicly accessible wireless network.

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Portland's Community Technology Program announces Digital Inclusion Coalition Grant Finalist

Grant funds will support a community-centered organization to bridge the digital divide and achieve digital equity throughout Multnomah County.

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12 finalists selected to receive ARPA Tech Kit Grants

If successful, these organizations will assist the City in distributing $2,445,225 of ARPA resources in devices to communities most in need.

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Apply for the Wireless Network Building Grant Opportunity

The application period has closed as of March 12, 2023.

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Apply for a Tech Kit Grant

Application period closes Dec. 19, 2022. Grants are available as part of the ARPA Digital Divide Response Project.

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Apply for a Digital Inclusion Coalition-building Grant Opportunity

Application period closes Jan. 22, 2023. Grant funds are available to support a community-centered organization (s) to bridge the digital divide and achieve digital equity throughout Multnomah County.

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Commissioner Carmen Rubio Announces Bureau Organizational Changes

The Office for Community Technology will join the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

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Digital Inclusion Week 2022

"Turning Our Moment into Movement" is the theme of Digital Inclusion Week 2022. Digital Inclusion Week is an annual week of awareness, recognition, and celebration of the organizations and individuals across the country who work tirelessly to promote digital equity in their communities.

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2022 Digital Inclusion Fund Grantees!

Congratulations to Community Digital Navigators grantees, AfroVillage and The Rosewood Initiative, and Small Business Digital Navigator grantee, the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber!

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Digital Navigators Application Window Has Closed

Community Digital Navigators, and the Small Business Digital Navigators pilot grant application window has closed. Stay tuned for more information on this grant program.

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