Digital Inclusion Grants
From 2011 to 2014, the Digital Inclusion Community Partnership Program provided funding to community partnerships focused on increasing broadband subscriptions and use by Minnesotans not subscribing due to income, disability, computer and technology skills, language and/or other similar barriers.
The inability to afford equipment and connectivity has negative consequences both at the individual and community level. The unconnected cannot find vital online information or take advantage of online opportunities and services, such as:
- Online job banks and application procedures
- Health care information portals and online tele-health services
- Education information, scholarship, financial aid information and online learning
- Community events and other community engagement and volunteer opportunities
- Unlimited other online opportunities