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Hi, y’all… Let's Connect Georgia

30 Nov 2023

BEAD Digital Equity Hi, y’all… Let's Connect Georgia 3 What we are doing Establishing and Prior Grants: + $661 M administrating • State Fiscal Recovery (ARPA) • Capital Projects Fund broadband service- based programs to increase economic, Upcoming Opportunities: + $1.3 B educational, health, • BEAD and social opportunities • Digital Equity Act Grants for Georgia citizens and businesses. [...] Let's Connect Georgia 2 BEAD DIGITAL EQUITY Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act GRANTS (IIJA) Broadband Equity Digital Equity Act Access and Deployment •The Digital Equity Act (BEAD) Program provides $2.75 billion $42.45 billion to expand to establish three grant Devices & Tech high-speed internet access by Broadband programs that promote Support: funding planning, Access: digital equity and In. [...] Let's Connect Georgia 4 We believe the first step to expanding broadband and overcoming digital inequity is by connecting to local knowledge. [...] How are we engaging with people and communities impacted by broadband and digital connectivity? • Local listening sessions • Hosting Regional and Statewide Events • Webinars • Partnerships and stakeholder engagement • Constituent services Let's Connect Georgia 6 How can local governments municipality associations prepare for BEAD and partner with their state broadband offices? Prepare for the Stat. [...] • Collaborative Community Events • Telehealth/Telemedicine; • Digital Skills Classes Workforce • awarded GMIS International • Training/Economic Government to Citizens (G2C) Award! Growth See y’all again soon… Sarah Baska Director Broadband Program Operations Georgia Technology Authority Let's Connect Georgia Slide 1: Hi, y’all… Slide 2: What we are doing Slide 3: BEAD Infras.


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