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New Hampshire Digital Equity Planning Week
Via one-hour Zoom Webinars March 21-24, 2023

The National Collaborative for Digital Equity and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Cordially invite you to join the sustained statewide conversation to shape development of New Hampshire’s plan for digital equity in support of economic inclusion.

Under the Infrastructure Bill’s Digital Equity Act, States will be invited to submit four-year plans in November 2023 to USDOC for their share of $250 million/year for digital equity and economic inclusion.

We hope you’ll join us in afternoon sessions during March 21-24 for key “covered populations” this funding is intended to serve, and in morning sessions on digital equity dimensions that we all want our State plan to address.

All sessions are open to anyone interested, will be recorded, and recording links will be posted on this webpage upon completion.

Tuesday March 21st  (all times Eastern)

8:45 – 9:30AM
Mobilizing New Hampshire for Digital Equity and Economic Inclusion: Opening panel discussion on the importance of this inclusive statewide planning initiative for New Hampshire’s economic vitality.  Panelists include Tom Raffio (NHCBE), Michael Turmelle (NHCF), Dr Bob McLaughlin (NCDE), and Joseph Doiron (NHDBEA), moderated by Flo Nicholas (DEI Directive). 
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10:00 – 11:00AM
Broadband: where is NH with efforts underway to bring affordable broadband to as much of the state as possible?
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1:00 – 2:00PM
Aging individuals and those who serve them.  What are your digital divide concerns and how best should NH address them?
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3:30 – 4:30PM
Incarcerated and post-incarceration individuals and those who serve them.  What are your digital divide concerns and how best should NH address them?  
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Wednesday March 22nd  (all times Eastern)

10:00 – 11:00AM
Building a sustainable statewide ecosystem for refurbishing and providing free refurbished laptops to all low-income residents: where is NH with efforts underway to harvest, refurbish, finance and distribute refurbished laptops to all who need them statewide? 
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1:00 – 2:00PM
English Learners and those who serve them.  What are your digital divide concerns and how best should NH address them?  
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3:30 – 4:30PM
Low- and moderate-income individuals and those who serve them.  What are your digital divide concerns and how best should NH address them?  
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Thursday March 23rd  (all times Eastern)

10:00 – 11:00AM
Building a sustainable statewide system for providing tech support and multilingual tech support for all NH residents: where is NH with efforts underway to build tech support capacity for diverse learners of all ages and what do we need to do next? 
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1:00 – 2:00PM
The unhoused, those living in public housing, and those who serve them.  What are your digital divide concerns and how best should NH address them?
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Friday March 24th  (all times Eastern)

10:00 – 11:00AM
Coordinating outreach: how can we combine otherwise siloed outreach efforts to cost-effectively and more impactfully inform lower-income individuals and families of digital, economic, financial, and educational inclusion resources?  (i.e., “let’s stop handing those in poverty a dozen different ladders, each with one rung”.)   
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1:00 – 2:00PM
Rural individuals, families and communities.  What are your digital divide concerns and how best should NH address them?  
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3:30 – 4:30PM
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion advocates and leaders.  What are the priority digital divide concerns of NH’s persons of color, LGBTQ+, and women – for greater voice, opportunity and empowerment, and how best should NH address them?  
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