How Minnesota can prepare for Digital Equity Act funding

The National Skills Coalition has great advice (in the form of a fact sheet) for advocates of digital equity…

NSC’s new fact sheet recommends six practical steps that skills advocates can take right away:

  1. Connect with your governor’s office or state broadband office to learn which agency has been selected as the Digital Equity Act “administering entity” for your state

  2. Ensure that state officials are aware of any digital equity work that your organization has already been undertaking

  3. Reach out to your state’s administering entity to engage with your state’s Digital Equity Planning process.

  4. Build collaborative relationships with digital inclusion advocates to develop a shared vision for digital equity in your state that includes digital skills.

  5. Educate policymakers, the media, and other stakeholders about what digital skills look like for businesses and workers in your state, and how a strong, clear vision for digital equity can help all state residents.

  6. Stay in touch with National Skills Coalition to learn about new developments in digital equity policy, obtain technical assistance to support your policy advocacy, and connect with other skills advocates working on this issue.

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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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