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The Digital Equity Act: New Federal Funding & What it Means for WIOA Partners
The bipartisan infrastructure law passed by Congress in 2021 included brand-new investment of $2.75 billion to support digital skill-building and related activities via the Digital Equity Act. Get an overview of this exciting new legislation and what it means for jobseekers, adult learners, workers, and WIOA system partners. Find out how you can prepare now for the formula funding and competitive grants that Illinois will be receiving between 2023-27. Bring your questions!

After attending this webinar attendees will be able to:
- Understand the major points of the Digital Equity Act and how it relates to the WIOA system
- Know how to get engaged in State Digital Equity Planning and related activities
- Use examples of digital skills programs and services to improve access for WIOA system jobseekers and learners
- Draw on national partners to answer future questions about Digital Equity Act implementation and funding opportunities

Nov 30, 2022 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Amanda Bergson-Shilcock
Senior Fellow @National Skills Coalition
Amanda Bergson-Shilcock is a Senior Fellow at National Skills Coalition, where she leads the organization’s work on adult education and workforce policies to expand opportunities for US-born and immigrant adults. Throughout her career, Amanda has worked with state and federal policymakers and skills advocates to develop policy solutions that address the challenges facing adult learners and jobseekers, including immigrant workers. As a workforce development expert for more than a decade, Amanda has authored numerous publications and policy recommendations – on immigrant integration, workforce development, and adult education – which have helped educate policymakers, journalists, and the public, and inform public policy at the state and federal levels. Her policy expertise, insights, and commentary have been cited and published in local and national media outlets.