Digital Opportunity


The Department of Housing and Community Development's Office of Broadband (DHCD) has received and been authorized to administer both the State Digital Equity Act Planning Grant Program, as well as the planning grant funds under the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program. DHCD will provide several planning grant resources to local governments, nonprofits and other groups, to better understand the digital divide of lack of broadband access, affordability, and adoption. See more about these planning grant opportunities below! This page will be updated as more opportunities become available.

Digital Opportunity Case Study Pilot Program

Program Purpose

The intent of this program is to bring organizations working to close the digital divide into the state’s planning process. The objective of this grant opportunity is to identify best practices of initiatives/efforts that are addressing the digital divide in communities throughout Virginia. DHCD will provide grant funding to the organizations operating these programs, with the deliverable of a case study highlighting key findings, which DHCD will incorporate into the Commonwealth Digital Opportunity Plan.

How to Apply

Eligible organizations to participate in this program are listed under the "Eligibility" tab on this page. Groups interested in applying should review the Program Guidelines, which are also under the "Resources" tab on this page. Applications will be accepted and evaluated by DHCD on a rolling basis, until all available funds are committed. Interested organizations are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to begin development of their case study if selected. This page will be updated when all available funds are committed.