Funding

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 00:00

State Awards $9.9M in Grants to Expand Digital Equity and Literacy Initiatives First phase funds projects by state agencies, universities for digital literacy training, device access and digital inclusion planning as part of Governor Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today announced $9.9 million in awards for the state’s first Digital Equity Grant, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) Division of Broadband and Digital Equity today announced $9.9 million in awards for the state’s first Digital Equity Grant, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 00:00

State’s Broadband Infrastructure Office Awards and Amends Grants to Expand N.C. Internet Access

The Broadband Infrastructure Office, part of the N.C Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) Division of Broadband and Digital Equity, today announced four additional awards to deploy high-speed internet infrastructure across the state via the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grants.
Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Broadband Infrastructure Office, part of the N.C Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) Division of Broadband and Digital Equity, today announced four additional awards to deploy high-speed internet infrastructure across the state via the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grants.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 00:00

State Office of Digital Equity and Literacy Launches $24M Digital Equity Grant Program Initial Phase to Fund Projects by State Agencies, Universities and Community Colleges

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the launch of the state’s first digital equity grant program, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources. The multi-phased program, administered by the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, will invest up to $24 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds for collaborative digital equity projects.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the launch of the state’s first digital equity grant program, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources. The multi-phased program, administered by the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Office of Digital Equity and Literacy, will invest up to $24 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds for collaborative digital equity projects.

Monday, July 18, 2022 - 00:00

$23M in Grants Awarded to Expand N.C. Internet Access in 12 Counties Grants to connect thousands more families to high-speed internet are part of Governor Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide

Nearly 7,000 households and 374 businesses in 12 N.C. counties are set to receive high-speed internet thanks to more than $23.4 million in grants, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.
Monday, July 18, 2022

Nearly 7,000 households and 374 businesses in 12 N.C. counties are set to receive high-speed internet thanks to more than $23.4 million in grants, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina Announces Plan to Join Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program Read Governor Cooper’s Letter

Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce declaring North Carolina’s intent to participate in the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program.
Monday, May 16, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce declaring North Carolina’s intent to participate in the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 00:00

N.C. to Receive Nearly $1 Billion for Broadband from Infrastructure Act

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will bring close to $1 billion in federal funding to help close the digital divide in North Carolina.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will bring close to $1 billion in federal funding to help close the digital divide in North Carolina.

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 00:00

N.C. to Join the National Governors Association Workforce Innovation Network

The NGA will award up to $100,000 to help ensure everyone has the digital skills needed to participate in work, education or training.
Monday, November 01, 2021

The NGA will award up to $100,000 to help ensure everyone has the digital skills needed to participate in work, education or training.

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 00:00

Gov. Cooper Announces $1.5M Grant to Expand Internet Access in Caswell County

RiverStreet Wireless of NC was awarded $1.5 million GREAT Grant for a project with the potential to connect 2,857 households and 61 businesses in Caswell County to high-speed internet service.
Monday, January 11, 2021

RiverStreet Wireless of NC was awarded $1.5 million GREAT Grant for a project with the potential to connect 2,857 households and 61 businesses in Caswell County to high-speed internet service.

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 00:00

State Library, NCDIT Receive Grant to Address K-12 Homework Gap Through Broadband Adoption

Some North Carolina K-12 students without home internet access to complete assigned homework will soon receive assistance through a $250,000, two-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant was recently awarded to the State Library of North Carolina and the Broadband Infrastructure Office of the N.C. Department of Information Technology.
Monday, April 30, 2018

Some North Carolina K-12 students without home internet access to complete assigned homework will soon receive assistance through a $250,000, two-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant was recently awarded to the State Library of North Carolina and the Broadband Infrastructure Office of the N.C. Department of Information Technology.

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 00:00

More High-Speed Internet Coming to Rural NC

Governor Roy Cooper announced high-speed internet will expand in in Columbus County thanks to a$7.9 million federal ReConnect Pilot Program grant.
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Governor Roy Cooper announced high-speed internet will expand in in Columbus County thanks to a$7.9 million federal ReConnect Pilot Program grant.