Digital Inclusion Innovation Grant Opportunity. The Digital Inclusion Innovation Grants support dynamic partnerships to increase the number of people who are connected to broadband, equipped with devices, and receive community support for digital inclusion activities. Projects can be based on a variety of digital inclusion efforts, including promoting affordable high-speed internet, devices, digital navigators, and digital skills that support vulnerable communities throughout New York state.
The Fund is supported by Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, and managed by National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA). NDIA is proud to continue to partner with Schmidt Futures on the New York Digital Inclusion Fund and to support applicants and provide training and guidance to grantees as they carry out their digital inclusion work over the next few years.
NDIA is accepting proposals for Digital Inclusion Innovation grants through June 1st, 2022.
For more information on the funding opportunity, including registration and links to the online proposal, visit, digitalinclusion.org/nydifund, or contact NYDIFund@digitalinclusion.org.
The American Library Association (ALA) is partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ We Can Do This campaign to share trusted information about COVID-19 vaccines with parents and families with children. The “We Can Do This” campaign provides a range of expert-verified outreach tools and sharable resources that libraries can use to inform their communities, including resources about COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 and older.
The partnership will focus on information for parents and guardians of children younger than 12 years old. COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 were recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in November 2021. Currently, vaccination rates for ages 5-11 are significantly lower than older age groups: just 35 percent of people ages 5-11 have received at least one dose, compared to 87 percent of people ages 12 and older.
Access the Outreach Guide which includes customizable content and social media posts.