Introduction to the State Digital Equity (DE) Capacity Grant Program

Eligible Native Entities, or a consortium of Native Entities, can apply for both Capacity Grant and Planning Grant funding to promote the objectives of digital equity and inclusion through a competitive grant program.

Eligible Native Entities – Indian Tribes, Alaska Native entities, and Native Hawaiian organizations that meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the NOFO may apply.

Note – Native Entities will have a competitive grant program described in a separate portion of the NOFO.

For Native Entities: Application window opens on September 25, 2024 Application window closes February 7, 2025.

NTIA expects to begin issuing awards to Eligible States on a rolling basis no later than August 28, 2024.

For more information, see:

Fact Sheet

State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program

Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth (OICG)