May 2, 2023
The Digital Equity Act (DEA) is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to design systems that will enable true digital equity. Congress and NTIA outlined specifics for states to include in their digital equity plans. The NDIA State Digital Equity Plan Toolkit provides guidance on how to compile the plans. The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) team combined our own subject matter expertise, lessons learned from our community of over 1,000 affiliates across the country, and our understanding of the DEA as it appears in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Notice of Funding Opportunity into what we hope is a particularly useful toolkit for you, the administering entities, as you embark on this planning process. Through best practices, recommended step-by-step processes, templates, and tools, the Toolkit supports administering entities and your partners in designing robust, comprehensive digital equity plans that lead to impactful digital inclusion programs, policies, and tools.