Charter Communications Inc. announced it is committing $1 million toward the 2021 Spectrum Digital Education grant program.
The program supports nonprofit organizations that educate community members about the benefits of broadband and how to use it in their lives.
Nonprofit organizations may begin to apply for support June 1 until Friday, June 25, at 4 p.m. Grants will be announced in August and awarded in the fall.
“The past year has further highlighted the need for high-speed broadband connectivity throughout our country, and Charter is even more committed to doing its part to connect the unserved and underserved,” said Rahman Khan, vice president of community impact for Charter.
Nonprofit organizations that help communities expand their broadband and technical training are eligible for the grants in Charter’s 41-state service area and must have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. More information on how to apply is available at corporate.charter.com/digital-education/grants.
Past grants have covered costs for teaching seniors digital skills, setting up technology labs, providing online classes for families that need homework and job support, and purchasing laptops for underserved groups.
Since the program launched in 2017, the company has committed $7 million to support broadband education, technology and training.