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California Foundation for Independent Living Centers

Access Broadband Connect (ABC) Grants
Digital Access Project – ABC

This Grant supports the participation of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) in the partnership between the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and Frontier Communications, Inc. to increase awareness and adoptions to help meet the overall CETF goal of 50,000 adoptions by 2021. The $136,000 grant awarded in January 2016 for $136,200 is designed to achieve 2,270 adoptions. CFILC developed the Digital Access Project to support people with disabilities and households who subscribe to affordable Internet at home. CFILC is also managing the computing device distribution after confirming a new Internet subscription.  The program connects those who need digital literacy skills to local nearby training.  The Digital Access Project helps people with disabilities obtain affordable home Internet and connects those who need digital literacy training to local resources.  CFILC is enabling people with disabilities to secure jobs, support their children’s education and access e-commerce, telehealth services and new ways to connect with distant family and friends and build an online support network to increase independence.


Institutionalization of Digital Inclusion
Census Outreach

This Grant supported the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) to work with the State Administration and Legislature to support promoting “Get Connected, Get Counted”. The $25,000 grant, awarded in September 2019 and concluded in June 2020, encouraged policymakers to integrate the implementation of Census Complete Count with promotion of affordable home Internet offers to low-income households statewide.


Institutionalization of Digital Inclusion
Energy Utility Outreach

This Institutionalization Grant supports the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) to work with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) to encourage utility companies to distribute information about affordable home Internet offers to customers enrolled in programs for low-income households.  The $25,000 grant, awarded in August 2019 and concluded in June 2020, sought to gain support from the utilities, which have the most accurate and comprehensive lists of low-income households.  The CETF-sponsored Statewide Broadband Adoption Survey highlights how residents without Internet access at home suffer economic and educational harm, and achieve less success than their connected peers.


Frontier Partnership Grants
Frontier Digital Access Project

This Grant supports the participation of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) in the partnership between the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and Frontier Communications, Inc. to increase awareness and adoptions to help meet the overall CETF goal of 50,000 adoptions by 2021. The $136,000 grant awarded in January 2016 for $136,200 is designed to achieve 2,270 adoptions. CFILC developed the Digital Access Project to support people with disabilities and households who subscribe to affordable Internet at home. CFILC is also managing the computing device distribution after confirming a new Internet subscription.  The program connects those who need digital literacy skills to local nearby training.  The Digital Access Project helps people with disabilities obtain affordable home Internet and connects those who need digital literacy training to local resources.  CFILC is enabling people with disabilities to secure jobs, support their children’s education and access e-commerce, telehealth services and new ways to connect with distant family and friends and build an online support network to increase independence.

 

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