OPPORTUNITY: Grow with Google $150k Challenge Grant to support Black communities

Sharing information from the NDIA (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)…

We are pleased to announce that in partnership with Grow with Google, NDIA is launching the Ujima Project – a $150K challenge grant to help nonprofits leverage Grow with Google resources to support Black communities.

Register now! 

90 minute informational webinar on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 1:30 pm EST/ 10:30 am PST.  We will be joined by Google representatives who will share more on how Grow with Google (GwG) and NDIA are teaming up to offer community challenge grants to support digital skills training for Black communities.  The webinar will provide an overview of the GwG program and available resources and how they can be used.  In addition, NDIA will explain how to apply with details on the application process and timeline for submitting applications. The Ujima Project will challenge NDIA Affiliates to design a project that creatively activates GwG tools to upskill Black jobseekers and/or students. Applicants will describe how they can put the GwG workshops and trainings into action to provide upskilling for Black communities.


  • Requests should not exceed $25K
  • Requests must include use of GwG resources and focus on supporting Black communities
  • Applicants must be an NDIA Affiliate and a registered GwG Partner
  • Projects/initiatives should be episodic or cohort based. One-time projects will not be considered.
  • Projects/initiatives serving at least 50 people over the course of the grant are preferred.

Before the session, we encourage you to sign up for the Grow with Google Partner Program (it’s easy and free) and take a look at the GwG Partner Program Get Started Guide.

Additionally, details about the Ujima Project will be posted to the NDIA website and shared via the NDIA Community Listserv next week.

Should you have any questions, please contact Kristi Zappie-Ferradino.

This entry was posted in Conferences, Digital Divide, Opportunities by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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