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Last updated: 10/17/17

Digital Equity Fund

The fund supports programs that advance digital equity in Boston.

In 2017, the City of Boston will use $35,000 to offer grants to local non-profit organizations. The Department of Innovation and Technology and the Digital Equity Fund Council administer the fund.

We support projects that:

  • help people use the Internet, digital skills, and digital tools to pursue life goals
  • allow communities to work, play, learn, and engage in civic life on the Internet safely and securely
  • make decisions based on the needs of their community, and
  • work to help households who don’t subscribe to broadband get access to this service.

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The application deadline is November 17. We will award grants by December 15.

How to apply


To qualify for a grant, your nonprofit organization must be Boston-based and serve Boston residents. You need to be a 501(c)(3), or have the ability to accept and expend grant funds. The City of Boston and the Digital Equity Fund Council reserve the right to request an interview with applicants. We will prioritize proposals that align with the City of Boston’s Broadband and Digital Equity goals of:

  • expanding access to affordable and up-to-date digital tools
  • creating chances to learn new and existing digital tools and skills, and
  • increasing the adoption of high-speed Internet in the home.
Application Process and Timeline
  1. Apply online by November 17
  2. Digital Equity Fund Council reviews proposals, makes funding recommendations to Chief Information Officer
  3. Applicants notified of funding decisions by December 8
  4. Grants awarded by December 15

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More information

Please email our team with any questions about the Digital Equity Fund and the application process. 

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