Computer Reach Named NDIA National Digital Navigator Corps Grantee
On September 7, 2022, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance announced that Computer Reach will be one of 18 grant recipient organizations to launch the National Digital Navigator Corps
National Digital Navigator Corps
By launching the National Digital Navigator Corps, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) is extending the digital navigator model to areas of the United States that lack resources at present. Digital Navigators added through this expansion will “open doors to thousands of residents to transform their lives” through online opportunities, including education, workforce, citizen participation, and social activities.
This grant, which is part of a $10 million investment from Google.org, will support the hiring of a community-based Digital Navigator alongside Computer Reach staff programmatic and technical support to further develop the NDIA Digital Navigator model for rural and Tribal communities. Digital Navigators at the 18 selected sub-grantee organizations, including Computer Reach, will help thousands of residents to gain much-needed access to the internet, devices, and digital skills training.
Computer Reach will use the $320,450 grant to hire, train, and support a new Digital Navigator based in Washington County, PA, who will serve rural communities over a 30 month period ending May 2025.
The 18 National Digital Navigator Corps grantees are:
Alaska Federation of Natives, AK (Tribal-led)
Cayuse Native Solutions, OR (Tribal-led)
Cherokee Nation Tribe, OK (Tribal-led)
Community Broadband Action Network Corp, IA
Community Service Programs of West Alabama, Inc., AL
Computer Reach, PA
Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc., TX
Forest County Broadband Committee, WI (serving Tribal communities)
Gila River Broadcasting Corporation: Digital Connect Initiative, AZ (Tribal-led)
Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, OH
Hoopa Valley Public Utilities District, CA (Tribal-led)
Lummi Indian Business Council, WA (Tribal-led)
National Digital Equity Center, ME (serving Tribal communities)
Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission, OH
Pottsboro Area Public Library, TX
Pueblo of Jemez, NM (Tribal-led)
Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc., KY
Washington State University Extension Grays Harbor County, WA (serving Tribal communities)
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