|NTIA requesting comments on the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program and Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program The 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) included historic funding for connectivity, including $2.75 billion for the Digital Equity Act (DEA). The DEA is composed of the State Digital Equity Planning Grant, State Digital Equity Capacity Grant, and Digital Equity Competitive Grant. The Office of Broadband Development (OBD) is currently in the Planning Grant phase and drafting the State Digital Equity Plan. |
As the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) prepares to begin accepting applications for the Capacity and Competitive Grant programs, they have begun soliciting feedback from the public on how to design these programs to most effectively deliver on their mandate.
OBD will be submitting a comment and actively encourages any and all digital inclusion practitioners, relevant stakeholders, and concerned members of the public to issue a comment. NTIA relies on the feedback of citizens and organizations to tailor these programs to their unique needs. The comment period opened on March 2, 2023, and will close at 4 p.m. CST on May 1, 2023.
Comments can be submitted via the following:
Using the federal e-Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method). The docket established for this opportunity to comment can be found at Regulations.gov, NTIA-2023-0002. Click the “Comment Now!” icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments.
Sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the docket number NTIA-2023-0002 in the subject line of the message.
Mailing a printed submission to National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4878, Washington, DC 20230, Attention: Digital Equity RFC.
Please direct questions regarding the public comment period to email@example.com, indicating “Notice and Request for Comment” in the subject line, or if by mail, addressed to Angela Thi Bennett, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; or by telephone: (202) 482-2048.
Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 482-7002. (National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 2023)
NTIA requesting comments on the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program and Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program￼