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Broadband Grant Provides Digital Literacy in Low-Income Communities

San Bernardino County, CA
Program Year: 2019

San Bernardino County just got closer to closing the digital divide among low-income communities thanks to a $484,830 grant award to the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino from the California Advanced Services Fund Broadband Public Housing Account for the Broadband Adoption Digital Learning Centers project. The Housing Authority has partnered with Great Harvest Community Center, Inc. to implement its digital literacy training project. This project is estimated to provide digital literacy and computer-based job skills trainings for up to 2,760 residents in 26 affordable housing locations in San Bernardino County. The digital literacy curriculum includes: digital literacy and computer hardware basics; office productivity software; internet safety; employment access; job search; and resume building. Through these grant dollars San Bernardino County residents are not only learning about the importance of broadband technology but they also have an opportunity to gain access to a variety of resources to promote the health and wellness of their families.

Ms. Maria Razo-Dale
Deputy Executive Director, Housing Authority