High-speed internet grants awarded in WNC

High-speed internet grants awarded in WNC
63 North Carolina community service, nonprofit, higher education and regional organizations will get a combined $30 million in grants funded by the American Rescue Plan for high-speed internet.

"All North Carolinians need the resources and skills to safely and effectively use high-speed internet and benefit from the opportunities it offers,” said Gov. Roy Cooper. “Digital Champion grants will help more families take part in our increasingly digital world to work, learn, access vital telehealth services and connect with others online.”

Digital Champion grants are being awarded to the following WNC organizations by the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Office of Digital Equity and Literacy:

  • Asheville Medical Research and Education Corporation: $500,000

  • Fontana Regional Library: $300,000

  • MANNA FoodBank: $440,364.85

  • Southwestern North Carolina Planning and Economic Development Commission: $568,606.56

A list of all awardees with project descriptions is available at

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