Digital equity for adults with barriers to access and services: A new funding opportunity

A new King County funding opportunity is available for organizations to help provide digital access through technology, internet connectivity, and/or digital literacy support to adults who are seniors, limited-English proficient, unemployed, or experiencing homelessness and who face barriers to accessing digital services.

Ensuring equal access to the Internet for all residents, regardless of age, income, or ability will allow them to connect to important online resources. Increased digital access may take the form of assistance navigating online resources for health, economic, or other basic needs, providing technology for individuals to access the internet and online resources and services, and classes on digital and online literacy. Increasing access to these critical resources will help vulnerable King County residents recover from the health, economic, and social impacts of COVID-19.

Application details

Total funding available: $695,000
Community Information Session: September 8, 2020 at 2:00pm
Applications due: September 22, 2020 at 5:00pm
Applicants can request between: $25,000 – $500,000
Submit applications and questions to: digital.equity.grants@kingcounty.gov
Website: https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/equity-social-justice.aspx

For more information and application criteria and materials view the full Request for Applications.

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