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Technical Assistance

Digital EquityAct Programs



NTIA has developed a variety of Technical Assistance resources to support grantees in their Digital Equity planning efforts. Here, you will find guidance on best practices for developing Digital Equity Plans, resources to support local coordination efforts, and Frequently Asked Questions about the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program.

Program Information

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Digital Equity Act Programs

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Digital Equity Planning Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity

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Local Coordination

The following resources are designed to help Eligible Entities meet the local coordination requirements of the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) and Digital Equity (DE) programs.

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Digital Equity Concept to Enablement Workshop

This resource guides digital equity practitioners on discussing digital equity and inclusion as a concept. In this workshop, practitioners will have the terms, strategies, and tools to facilitate a conversation about digital equity to help programs set goals to achieve digital equity outcomes and co-develop the meaning of digital equity and inclusion with their stakeholder groups.

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Digital Equity Community Outreach and Engagement Enablement Workshop

This workshop provides guidance to digital equity practitioners on how to convene community stakeholders and have meaningful engagement that will lead to developing strategies to implement digital equity in their states, localities, territories, and communities.

Digital Equity Resources

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Digital Equity Guide for States

Digital Equity in Tribal Communities

Digital Equity in Tribal Communities

Digital Equity Outcomes

Digital Equity Outcomes

Library Engagement

How to Engage with Libraries for SBOs


Digital Equity Plan Guidance

Guidance for States/Territories on how to structure and what to include in the Digital Equity Plan to meet the 15 requirements outlined in the NOFO.

Digital Equity Plan Template

Optional template to support each State/Territory in capturing notes and developing its Digital Equity Plan. 

Asset Mapping Guide

Guidance on how to identify and build upon the eligible entity’s existing resources, networks and strengths to achieving Internet For All. Includes guidance on reaching the right populations, understanding the digital equity ecosystem, and data management.

BEAD/DE Alignment Guide

 Guidance on how the BEAD and State Digital Equity Plan requirements work together and how to coordinate activities for both programs. 

Needs Assessment Guide

Details how to structure a needs assessment and includes examples from across the country.

Digital Equity Plan External Best Practices

Provides examples of existing best practices across the country that align to each of the DE Plan requirements.

Community Preparation for SBO Engagement

This is a guide for local and community stakeholders looking to contribute to State Digital Equity and BEAD planning efforts.

Health Equity and Digital Equity

This resource is intended to help State Broadband Offices and local digital equity programs approach health equity with resources and stories of how States and their partners can improve health outcomes as part of the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program.

Technical Assistance: Serving Incarcerated Individuals

The first in a series on serving the Covered Populations in State Digital Equity Plans, this resource shares effective digital inclusion practices in serving incarcerated individuals.