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EdLab Group received an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant of $4,169,734 from the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) of the Department of Commerce National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) for the Communities Connect Network Project (CCNP).
The CCNP expands the capacity of Washington State public computing centers (PCCs) to improve broadband adoption rates, workforce preparation, digital literacy, access to education, justice resources, and training. The project links rural and urban resources together to serve unemployed, low-income, disabled, immigrants, and youth through 35 libraries, non-profit organizations, public housing, community centers, and justice centers in Washington State.
The following Public Computing Centers are recipients of BTOP funding:
Nonprofit Organizations: New Futures Technology Labs, Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Chinese Information and Service Center, Metrocenter YMCA, Street Youth Ministries, Associated Recreation Council/RecTech, Horn of Africa Services, Helping Link, Multimedia Resources and Training Institute, Seattle Housing Authority sites (STAR, Westwood Heights, Denny Terrace, and Jefferson Terrace), Neighborhood House (Highpoint and Rainier Vista), Lopez Island Family Resource Center, and La Casa Hogar.