Resources and Grant Information


Grants:

Federal Grants – 26 Federal Agencies
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/home.html

USDA Grants – Community Connect Rural Grants
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RD_Grants.html
www.usda.gov/rus/telecom

US Department of Commerce – Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program
http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/

Connecting 21st Century Cities: a Policy Agenda for Broadband Stakeholders

July 2015
Broadband Internet access has emerged as more than just an information superhighway. It has become critical infrastructure to connect citizens, businesses, and communities alike to new opportunities. Yet for many communities, Internet access remains unrealized. That is why over 100 cities and towns have formed Next Century Cities, a nonpartisan, city-to-city collaborative.

Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)

July 2015
24th Quarterly Report on the status of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)

Field Poll: Broadband Connectivity in California Households

July 2015
According to a new statewide Field Poll examining the "digital divide" in California, 79% of
California households have a broadband connection at home, while 21% do not. Overall, including
the much slower dial-up connections, 87% of households reported they have the ability to connect
to the Internet from home.

Get Connected – Internet for All (CETF Annual Report 2015)

2015
While the state has made significant progress in increasing home broadband use from 55% to 75% of all households, the sad news is that 25%—a full quarter of our population remain stuck on the wrong side of the Digital Divide.

California Broadband Council – Meeting Information & Distribution List

The Council is charged with reviewing implementation of the 2008 Broadband Task Force Report recommendations and improving coordination among state agencies.  The Council will help applicants to compete more effectively for federal funds made available through the National Broadband Plan, building on the $420 million in broadband infrastructure grants from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the $57 million in California Advanced Services Fund grants already awarded in the state.

To join the California Broadband Council Distribution List, please go to:
http://broadbandcouncil.ca.gov/distributionlist.aspx    

California Telehealth Network Expansion

California Telehealth Network (CTN) is California’s leading agency focusing on increasing access to healthcare through the innovative use of technology which includes telehealth, telemedicine and health information exchange. The mission of the California Telehealth Network is to promote advanced information technologies and services to improve access to high quality healthcare focusing on medically underserved and rural Californians.


Online Safety Resources:

  • Wi-Fi hotspots are convenient, but not always secure. Learn how to protect your online identity

  • Wifi Safety
    Protecting Yourself on Public Wi-Fi Networks
    http://www.youtube.com/


  • There’s a lot you can learn about protecting yourself and your computer from online scammers, hackers and identity thieves.

  • Onguard
    Computer Security
    http://www.youtube.com/


  • Learn how to take a stand to stop cyberbullies.

  • Stand Up to Bullying
    Stand Up to Cyberbullying
    http://www.youtube.com/

Adelina Zendejas, Deputy Director, Broadband and Digital Literacy Office

Office Location

OCIO office

1325 J Street, Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA 95814

Directions Driving Directions

Phone: (916) 319-9223