KC Digital Drive (KCDD) central to community efforts to help students, families, and educators access broadband internet service KANSAS CITY—September 2, 2023 — On Tuesday, Sept. 5, local nonprofit KC Digital Drive will host U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on the first day of their “Back […]
It is estimated that only 10 – 20 percent of a person’s health status is related to direct medical care. The rest is taken up by what the World Health Organization says are the “conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life.” Our social circumstances play the dominant role in how healthy we are.
Eligible Households in Kansas City Metro Can Save up to $30/Month KANSAS CITY— July 26, 2023 — Eligible households in the Kansas City metro area can now sign up for steep discounts on their monthly internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has contracted with KC Digital Divide to help […]
The following is a recap of presentations by Shawnna Funderburk, Liberty Chief Strategic Operations Officer, and Hailey Kellerstrass, Liberty Parks & Rec Community Services Manager given to the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion on July 7th, 2023. Liberty and Google Fiber Partner to Improve City Connectivity Despite being home to only about thirty thousand […]
The May meeting of the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion featured a discussion of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), and how Kansas City and South Bend, Indiana are using CBRS to build affordable wireless broadband networks for their residents
In collaboration with PCs for People and Linwood Property Inc, KC Digital Drive is excited to be able to maintain the longstanding digital skills training at the LAMP Campus and bring in our train-the-trainer programming and ACP sign-up support services to this community.
We are excited to welcome Carol Meyers to our team to deliver monthly place-based training sessions, and to begin offering train-the-trainer programming and ACP Sign-up Support at the LAMP Campus at 1801 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64109.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently announced the funding amounts each state will receive through the Broadband Equity, Access & Deployment (BEAD) program. The BEAD program is a $42.5 billion federal grant program that will fund the construction of broadband networks to unserved and underserved areas across the country.
Winder & Associates held the first of their six community engagement workshops on Saturday, June 24, at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, where they shared their program model that includes digital navigators, digital ambassadors and wraparound services to help people access affordable internet service and other essential resources.
NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY This NOFO is open to KC Digital Drive Community Partners and Fellows/Startups in the Solutions Lab Ventures program Question about eligibility or how it works, contact Kari Keefe at kkeefe at kcdigitaldrive dot org Program Term: JUNE 15, 2023 to MAY 31, 2024 About Hire KC Micro-Internships We know, first hand, […]
MO Goes Tech will identify seven (7) direct service organizations providing social, human, or economic services to rural populations in the state of Missouri that could benefit from an expanded digital access and literacy component to their existing client offerings. Each awardee will receive a $2,000 microgrant that includes $1,000 for a stipend for a staff trainer and $1,000 is unrestricted funds to boost digital service capacity.