California Advanced Services Fund
The California Advanced Services Fund Broadband Adoption Account is offering grants to enhance publicly available or after-school broadband access and digital inclusion. The California Public Utilities Commission prioritizes programs in communities with demonstrated low broadband access, focusing on low-income communities, senior citizen communities, and those with socioeconomic barriers to broadband adoption. Eligible projects include digital literacy training programs, public education for communities facing limited broadband adoption, and initiatives providing free broadband access in public spaces like government centers, senior citizen centers, schools, libraries, nonprofits, and community-based organizations. Eligible applicants encompass businesses, nonprofits, and public agencies, with the Commission funding up to 85% of eligible program costs, requiring the remaining costs to be covered by other sources.