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to Address Disparities Related to the Use of Technology

Miami Connected Digital Equity Grant Program

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Miami Foundation - Miami Connected

Deadline Date:

05/18/22 4:00 PM


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Grants of $75,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible areas to address disparities related to the use of technology. Funding is intended for programs and projects that help to ensure that underserved residents are able to access the skills, resources, and opportunities required to succeed in a digital environment. The goal of the grant program is to bridge the digital divide and make Miami-Dade the most technologically inclusive county in the nation. All awards will be for general operating support to be used at the organization’s discretion to support the proposed program goals.

Through the Digital Equity Grant, Miami Connected will invest in partners who will deliver impactful programming aimed at building community members’ digital literacy skills and facilitating access to existing opportunities related to internet service, technological devices, and digital literacy. The program has two categories, with organizations being able to apply for either or both:

  • Digital Literacy: Improve community members’ ability to fully participate in educational, economic, and social opportunities by helping them strengthen the skills needed to leverage technology in their daily lives.
  • Digital Navigation: Improve residents’ ability to access resources and opportunities related to internet access, technological devices, and digital literacy by providing individualized guidance and support.

For additional information about funding categories begin here:

Additionally, all partners funded through this grant program are expected to participate in the Digital Equity Impact Collective to enhance collaboration and sharing of resources between all partners in this community of practice and elevate community priorities to inform long-term strategies being developed by county and municipal governments.

Program priorities :

  • Advance equity: The Foundation exclusively supports work with communities facing marginalization to tackle disparities around race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and other lines of difference.  
  • Focus on progress: The Foundation supports work guided by clear goals for the growth of individuals and communities. All partners will have a strong potential to create timely, impactful opportunities for individuals and communities to advance and thrive. 
  • Build solutions: The Foundation prioritizes work that pursues long-lasting change for individuals and communities. Organizations should identify how they will address the underlying barrier(s) or challenge(s) so that individuals can pursue their greatest potential. Strong approaches will strive to improve individuals’ current lives while also preparing them for the long-term.  
  • Collaborate with the community: The Foundation prioritizes organizations with leadership that represents the communities they serve, as well as organizations that intentionally gather community feedback to guide their work. They believe authentic community relationships and resident leadership are essential for effective work. 
  • Sustainability: The Foundation supports high-quality, viable work while also investing in what each organization needs to be strong and healthy. They will look for proposals that reflect how the organization will use awarded funds to power progress while strengthening capacity and expertise.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 203272

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $75,000

Term of Contract:

August 1, 2022, through  June 30, 2023  

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are nonprofits with an active 501(c)(3) status as a public charity or projects with an established fiscal sponsor that has this status. Government entities and tax-exempt organizations are also eligible. The proposed work must primarily serve Miami-Dade County residents.

If you have a current grant through any Foundation program, you must be in compliance with that grant to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

- Application Release Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
- Proposals Due: May 18, 2022, by 4 pm
- Estimated Notification of Grant Awards: July 1, 2022
- Grant Period: August 1, 2022, through July 31, 2023
- Year 2 grant renewal announcements, estimated May 2023

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Sign up for office hours with the Miami Connected team to discuss specific questions on the application:

Direct questions to Xavier Richardson, Miami Connected Fellow – Senior Associate, at

Miami Foundation
40 NW 3rd Street Suite, 305
Miami, FL 33128
P 305.371.2711

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USA: Florida: Miami-Dade County

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