ConnectHomeUSA assists selected communities to build place-based solutions for narrowing the digital divide so HUD-assisted residents can access affordable internet, devices, training, and 21st century opportunities. New communities will be matched to existing communities that have at least one year of experience who have volunteered to join the ConnectHomeUSA Mentor Community Program
Communities that are selected will receive:
-Commitments, special offers and resources from ConnectHomeUSA stakeholders
-Direct technical assistance from EveryoneOn and HUD for help with local efforts and best practices
-Access to a mentorship community to help guide progress
-Access to the ConnectHomeUSA Portal, which includes resources created and curated for ConnectHomeUSA
-Data collection and analysis through HUD form 50058
-Exclusive opportunities from EveryoneOn for ConnectHomeUSA communities
-Monthly webinars and newsletters providing timely guidance and content.
-Annual Summits (this year it will be a virtual training series in October)
Eligible Recipients Detail:
Multifamily Housing Property Owners participating in HUD programs
Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband Enabled Devices (Education); Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training
Eligible Purpose Detail:
ConnectHomeUSA is a movement to bridge the digital divide for HUD-assisted housing residents by helping residents in participating communities to get connected at home and providing access to digital literacy and educational content.