Supporting America's Families

Closing the Digital Divide, Workforce Surge Program- Ensure Internet/Broadband Access Across the Nation

Develop a training and employment grant opportunity to train and employ unemployed, underemployed individuals to close the digital divide across the country. Consider funding the program with Employment and Training Grant Funds to train an internet/broadband infrastructure workforce throughout the country. Allow grant funds to be used for needs related payments and/or stipends during program participation. The program could potentially place trained workers in broadband infrastructure employment/Apprenticeships.

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Idea No. 3573