Advancing Digital Equity Strategies: Federal Programs and State Partnerships Webinar

When:  Apr 15, 2024 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (ET)

Join national library associations to learn more about how libraries will be leading opportunities created through the Digital Equity Act, which provides $2.75 billion to states through grant programs that promote digital equity and inclusion. The webinar will feature a conversation between The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) along with public and state library leaders, who will share an update on their collaborations to bridge the digital equity gap.

Hear from library leaders involved in NTIA’s Digital Equity Leaders Network, which has developed statewide digital equity plans. These plans are designed to engage an ecosystem of local partners, especially libraries, who are working together to implement new opportunities with funding from the Digital Equity Act. NTIA seeks to expand broadband Internet access and adoption in the U.S., expand the use of spectrum by all users, and ensure that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth.

This webinar is co-hosted by the American Library Association (ALA), Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL), Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) and the Urban Libraries Council (ULC).


Matthew Wims