Launch regional coalition calls
Submit proposal for Digital Navigator Grant to Washington State Department of Commerce
Submit Digital Equity Plans to Washington State Department of Commerce
Host first Digital Navigator trainings in North Central Washington
Launch NCW Coalition for Digital Access and Equity Steering Committee
One of the primary outcomes of a digital access and equity coalition is an increase in digital access for underserved populations.
By advocating for improved infrastructure, affordable internet plans, and subsidized devices, the coalition can help bring digital technologies and internet connectivity to communities that previously lacked access.
The coalition's efforts can help bridge the digital divide, making it more apparent what work is already being done to narrow the gap between those who have access to digital technologies and those who do not. This can lead to more equitable opportunities for education, employment, healthcare, information access, and social engagement, thereby reducing inequalities in society.
The formation of a coalition brings together diverse stakeholders from various sectors. This collaboration facilitates knowledge sharing, best practices exchange, and coordination of efforts.
The coalition serves as a platform for organizations and individuals to learn from one another, leverage resources, and collectively address digital access and equity challenges.
Organizations, stakeholders, and community members will work collectively toward securing increased funding for digital access and equity initiatives. By advocating for funding from government agencies, foundations, private sector organizations, and other sources, the coalition can raise awareness about the importance of investing in digital inclusion and bridge the digital divide.
The coalition's collaborative efforts can make a stronger case for the need for financial resources to support initiatives such as broadband infrastructure development, digital literacy programs, affordable internet access, and device subsidies.