15 CLPHA Members Receive FCC Grants Totaling Over $4 Million to Help Advance Digital Equity in Their Communities

Date Published: 
March 29th, 2023

CLPHA is pleased to announce that 15 of our members received a combined more than $4 million in grants from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that will help bridge the digital divide for their communities! 

Earlier this month, the FCC announced funding approximately $66 million through the Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program, as well target funding allocations for the Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program–Pilot Program Grants (ACP Pilot Program Grants). The total amount of targeted funding for ACP Pilot Program Grants is $4,995,831 for the Your Home, Your Internet (YHYI) Outreach Grants, and $2,449,311 for the Navigator Pilot Program (NPP) Outreach Grants. These grants are intended to drive awareness and enrollment in the ACP, the country’s newest and largest broadband affordability program in the nation’s history. 

Three CLPHA members received ACP Outreach Program Grants, eleven received YHYI Outreach Grants, and one member, the Jersey City Housing Authority, received both YHYI and NPP Outreach Grants. Learn more about these grants and CLPHA members’ grant amounts below. 

PHAs are uniquely well-positioned to help bridge the digital divide given that they house and provide services to some of our nation’s lowest-income and most disconnected families, and CLPHA congratulates our members for winning these competitive funds that will help connect the families they house to the crucial resources and services that the internet offers. CLPHA’s Housing Is Initiative has been working intentionally on increasing internet connectivity for disconnected households for many years, and we are excited to continue supporting members and working at the national level to advance digital equity. Learn more about how PHAs are at the forefront of advancing digital equity for disproportionately disconnected low-income families here

ACP Outreach Grant Program 

These grants provide financial support to partner organizations nationwide to serve as trusted community messengers about the ACP and equip them with funding to pursue innovative outreach strategies to reach historically underserved and unserved communities. The following CLPHA members received ACP Outreach Program Grants: 

  • Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles: $700,000 
  • Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura: $87,000 
  • Opportunity Home San Antonio: $125,000 

ACP Your Home, Your Internet Pilot Program 

These grants provide funding for ACP outreach and application support to recipients of federal housing assistance. The following CLPHA members received YHYI Outreach Grants: 

  • Housing Authority of the Birmingham District: $262,397 
  • San Diego Housing Commission: $230,114 
  • Chicago Housing Authority: $242,940 
  • Fort Wayne Housing Authority: $403,432 
  • Louisville Metro Housing Authority, $33,937 
  • Housing Authority of Baltimore City: $229,061 
  • Jersey City Housing Authority: $141,309 
  • INLIVIAN: $301,892 
  • Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority: $183,737 
  • Home Forward: $331,989 
  • Housing Authority of the City of Austin: $250,980 
  • King County Housing Authority: $171,263 

ACP Navigator Pilot Program 

These grants provide funding and selected applicants access to the National Verifier to help low-income households complete and submit their ACP application. One CLPHA remember received an NPP Outreach Grant: 

  • Jersey City Housing Authority: $356,205 
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