Digital Equity Fund
The Digital Equity Fund supports the creation of community-led digital inclusion plans and provides funding for communities to bring those plans to life. The fund will provide three types of grants to Baltimore-based nonprofit organizations working in close partnership with communities:
- Education and Outreach grants ($5,000 – $10,000) will fund community-based activities to raise awareness of the digital divide, support programming to address the digital divide, and build capacity.
- Planning grants (up to $50,000) will support community-building efforts to develop neighborhood digital inclusion plans.
- Implementation grants (up to $75,000) will support communities in putting digital inclusion plans into action.
Eligible organizations are 501c3 non-profit organizations based in Baltimore City that serve Baltimore residents. Organizations may submit a grant proposal for each grant type.
Applicants should plan to address the needs of groups most likely to be left behind in the digital age, including people with disabilities, older adults, immigrants and non-English speakers, individuals who are members of a racial or ethnic minority group, residents returning from incarceration, LGBTQIA+ youth, people experiencing homelessness, and families with children under age five.
Learn more about the Digital Equity Fund and apply. The application deadline is Friday, June 2.
The initiative is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act.