BAND-NC Grant Download the 2020-2021 annual report for BAND-NC grants.The Broadband Infrastructure Office, in partnership with the Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University and with principal support from the John M. Belk Endowment, is addressing the digital divide across North Carolina through a new program called Building a New Digital Economy (BAND-NC). BAND-NC provides rapid-response community innovation mini-grants to communities across North Carolina to fund local digital inclusion projects to meet unmet community needs. This includes access to the internet, a device that meets their needs, and the know-how to use it. Learn more about the work the BAND-NC grants have accomplished. More information about the BAND-NC grant is available at the website of the Institute for Emerging Issues.