Community Fund Grants $800K to Orgs To Improve Digital Inclusion
May 23, 2023 by KC Digital Drive
The KC Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund recently awarded approximately $800,000 to organizations in the metro area to address internet access, devices and training. The Mid-America Regional Council acted as an agent on behalf of its Advisory Board to facilitate the application and fund disbursement through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.
KC Digital Drive to Host Two American Connection Corps Members for Statewide Digital Inclusion
May 18, 2023 by KC Digital Drive
KC Digital Drive is hosting two American Connection Corps members who will serve a year in a statewide position to coordinate our digital inclusion programs / projects in Kansas and Missouri – including a regional outreach campaign for the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program.
MO Goes Tech Launches with Open Call for Microgrant Applications
May 18, 2023 by KC Digital Drive
MO Goes Tech aims to expand the capacity of community-service organizations with established client relationships to add digital training and navigation to their service offerings, including enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program, and access to computers or tablets to ensure their clients have the tools they need to fully participate in the digital economy.
Learning from the Broadband Journey of Spring Hill and Miami County
April 25, 2023 by William Crumpler
Broadband Expansion in Spring Hill and Miami County For many years, the town of Spring Hill Kansas struggled to attract internet providers interested in building high-speed broadband networks for its residents. Spring Hill often found itself being overlooked by providers and outside observers, who assumed that all of the towns in Johnson County were already […]
Kansas Clear My Record Project – 2022 In Review
March 31, 2023 by William Crumpler
A recap of the 2022 accomplishments of the Kansas Clear My Record project, which aims to develop a simple web-based application that people with criminal convictions can use to determine if they are eligible to have their records expunged, and if so complete an expungement application they can file with the court.
Comeback KC Celebration Story
March 30, 2023 by KC Digital Drive
The UMKC Technology Venture Studio and KC Digital Drive teams celebrated March 7
Comeback KC Ventures, a program that supported innovations that aim to solve pandemic-
related issues, built in just 18 months. It was a culmination of work and community
collaboration these past 20 months that led to new companies, the growth of others and most
importantly the broad impacts of our Comeback KC Ventures fellows’ efforts to curb the impact
of the pandemic on the Kansas City region and beyond.
5 Amazing COVID-19 Innovations Created in the Kansas City Area
March 27, 2023 by KC Digital Drive
When you think of the next medical device, vaccine or COVID-19 treatment, you might think of the Mayo Clinic, a lab in Boston or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but right here in the Kansas City region, we have cutting-edge labs and researchers working hard to address the pandemic.
Cord Cutting / ACP Sign Up Workshops
March 21, 2023 by Peter Smith
“Cord cutting” is an emerging trend where people aim to reduce their cable TV bill or completely get rid of their cable service altogether by taking advantage of free or low-cost streaming options instead. Thanks to a generous gift of over 300 Google Chromecast devices from Google Fiber, KC Digital Drive is launching a series […]
Connecting All Missourians – Kansas City Listening Session Recap
March 15, 2023 by William Crumpler
On March 10th, the Missouri Office of Broadband Development held a listening session in Kansas City as part of their Connecting All Missourians public engagement process. The purpose of the listening session was to gather feedback from the public about broadband and digital inclusion needs in the community, and share more information about the work that is being done by the Broadband Office across the state.
Marma Is a Mobile App Providing Nutritional Information to Mothers Throughout their Pregnancy Journey
March 14, 2023 by William Crumpler
Marma is a mobile app that provides women with the nutritional information they need during the conception, pregnancy, and postpartum phases of their life.
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