Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and nonprofit, private, corporate, philanthropic, community, and local government stakeholders working to develop solutions to decrease the digital divide. Helps communities increase opportunities, information, and services with technology to help HUD-assisted residents' with their educational, professional, and health needs. Provides access to resources and includes success stories from tribal and rural communities.
What This Program Offers
ConnectHomeUSA can provide communities with:
- Access to free or low cost high-speed internet services, low cost mobile, tablet, and computer devices, and digital literacy training
- Technical assistance and support from HUD staff, private and nonprofit program partners
- Assistance and resources to help communities and residents participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and other federal broadband programs
- Online trainings and webinars on digital inclusion for community stakeholders
- Monthly newsletters and annual training summits with up-to-date information and resources for program participants
- Electronic badges to demonstrate official participation and program accomplishments to partners and funders
Who Can Receive Services from This Program
Eligible applicants include:
- Public Housing Agencies or their nonprofit affiliates
- Tribes and tribally designated housing entities
- Multifamily housing owners and operators
Application instructions and additional program information are available through a notice in the Federal Register.
Applicants must submit a letter of intent to CHUSA_applications@hud.gov by February 15, 2024 to apply. Approximately 50 - 100 communities will be selected to participate in the next ConnectHomeUSA cohort.
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Topics This Program Addresses
Education and Training • Infrastructure • Teleservices and Technology