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.
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 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 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.
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 […]
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.