RFP No. 2023-MBI-04
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“MassTech”) on behalf of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (“MBI”) is issuing this Solicitation for the Digital Equity Partnerships Program (the “Program”) (Solicitation No. 2023-MBI-04 ).
About the Digital Equity Partnership Program
The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) seeks 10 - 15 organizations to support the implementation of the Digital Equity Partnership Program's six initiatives across the state. Once designated as partners, these entities will have fiduciary and technical responsibilities associated with executing the grant funding, as well as access to resources designed to build capacity and expertise in digital equity implementation activities.
These Partners will be responsible for implementing digital equity projects in or more of the following areas:
- Digital Literacy Initiative;
- WiFi Access Initiative;
- Public Space Internet Modernization Initiative;
- Connectivity Initiative for Economic Hardship;
- Device Distribution and Refurbishment Initiative; and
- Education, Outreach, and Adoption.
Eligible organizations include but are not limited to: Regional Planning Agencies, Philanthropic Foundations, public and nonprofit Service Providers, or other nonprofit organizations with a clear geographic constituency or area of relevant technical expertise. MassTech will allow Partnerships with individual organizations and coalitions of multiple organizations, as long as there is a clearly defined lead applicant.
Full details included in the RFP linked below.
|Team Lead||Josh Eichen, proposals (at) masstech.org|
|RFP Issued||September 14, 2022|
|Respondents’ Conference||October 6, 2022 at 9:30 AM EST Updated 9/19/22
Presentation Slides (PDF) | Recording (Vimeo)
|Initial Questions Due||October 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST|
Responses to the initial set of questions (those submitted by 10/7) will be posted
|Concept Paper Applications Due||
Concept Papers will be accepted on a rolling basis according to the following submission deadlines until such time that MassTech deems it has sufficient capacity to fully execute the Program:
October 28, 2022 @ 5 PM EST (amended 10/18/22)
December 5, 2022 @ 5 PM EST
March 13, 2023 @ 5 PM EST
June 12, 2023 @ 5 PM EST
September 11, 2023 @ 5 PM EST
|Applications Due (if selected)||Rolling Deadlines; each Respondent that is invited to submit a Full Application will be provided with a four week time frame to submit the Full Application to MassTech.|
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