OPPORTUNITIES: Help Hennepin with Digital Inclusion

Lots of opportunity in Hennepin County…

Digital Inclusion Week

This week is Digital Inclusion Week. At Hennepin County, we are taking time to highlight some of the opportunities to collaborate to ensure all residents have access to the technology they need to achieve their goals.

If you have a story about the impact of technology, especially during the pandemic, use hashtags #DIW2021 and #digitalequityNOW during this week to join the conversation.

Stay tuned for more news in the coming days as local government leaders raise further awareness about this important topic.


Requests for Proposals

Hennepin County is seeking proposals for the following digital inclusion activities:

All RFP materials are posted in the Hennepin County Supplier Portal.

The digital divide disproportionately impacts Black, brown, and Indigenous people; seniors; and students. Organizations that serve communities of color, people with limited English proficiency, elders, and youth are encouraged to apply.

Digital Navigation RFP

This funding opportunity is available to community-based organizations to provide digital navigation and broadband adoption services.

An addendum with answers to questions received by September 30, 2021 is available in the Supplier Portal under the documents link.  You can also find the information by looking for the RFP titled “Digital Navigation.”

Key dates

  • Updated closing date for all questions: October 7, 2021
  • Application due date: October 14, 2021


Digital Skills Training RFP

This funding opportunity is available to businesses or organizations that can provide digital skills training that is accessible and available in multiple languages and learning formats, including web-based, phone based, and in-person training.

Key dates:

  • Closing date for all questions: October 19, 2021
  • Proposal due date: October 28, 2021

How to apply

To respond to either RFP, submit applications via the Hennepin County Supplier Portal. Providers who do not already have a Supplier Portal account first need to register with the Supplier Portal in order to submit their application.

Questions concerning either RFP should be submitted in writing via email to Ashley.Schweitzer@hennepin.us or Tina.Wong@hennepin.us.

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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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