Let’s keep this simple.
“Digital Equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy. It is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.” (//www.digitalinclusion.org/definitions/)
There will be much work on Digital Equity in 2023, with some grant opportunities in the forecast.
We want to remind you of the digital equity resources available throughout this month, and we will start with the following:
What is it?
Short answer a US government program to help low income pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.
How do you qualify?
If your income is below 200% of the poverty line or if you receive a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.
What could you receive?
Up to a $30 discount on internet service and a discount on a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.
You can find all the details and check to see if you qualify, apply and find a company near you on the webpage, https://www.affordableconnectivity.gov/.
This resource would be super to include in a welcome packet, bulletin board, and communication like newsletters. They have all the community resources like flyers, brochures, and social media graphics you may need at
Jenn is the IAACE Executive Director. Her passion for adult education shines through in everything she does for IAACE. You can invite her to a chat for questions anytime. Click here to book a time to chat with Jenn