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$6.2M for digital divide – Targeting underserved groups

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The Community Technology Foundation of California has awarded $6.2 million in its first round of grants to more than 80 community organizations to help bridge the digital divide.

The foundation was formed in 1998 through a partnership between Pacific Telesis/SBC Communications and California communities. The foundation’s mission is to ensure that the benefits of information technology are available to low-income, minority, disabled, rural and non-English-speaking communities.

The first round of grants will support a range of projects, from an online health information service targeting black women in Los Angeles, to a project providing technology training for Native American youth in Northern California.

The foundation plans to give out at least $5 million in grants each year for the next decade.

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