Digital Assistance Pilot Program
The City of Fairview will use a portion of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Financial Relief Funds (SLFRF) to address the digital divide in its community through the creation of the City of Fairview Digital Assistance Pilot Program (DAPP), which will utilize up to $24,000 of those funds over one calendar year—beginning with the full implementation of the program in March 2022—to help low-income residents access the internet via connected devices and afford broadband internet service.
There are three primary ways the City of Fairview Digital Assistance pilot program will attempt to address these issues:
- By directing residents towards available state and federal internet service bill assistance funding—including the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
- By providing supplemental internet service bill assistance to residents for whom state and federal funding is not sufficient.
- By providing internet-connected computers to eligible residents who do not currently own one.
The City of Fairview Digital Assistance program will be administered by the City of Fairview COVID-19 Response Specialist, who may be reached by calling (971) 334-5344 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need assistance paying for internet service:
Step 1: Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program here. If you need assistance with your application, please contact the City of Fairview COVID-19 Response Specialist.
Step 2: If you would like to apply for additional internet bill assistance from the City of Fairview, please apply via the DAPP application form.
If you are interested in receiving a computer that is able to access the internet please fill out the DAPP application form.
To be eligible for the DAPP you must be a City of Fairview resident and be able to prove current enrollment or future eligibility in the Affordable Connectivity Program. Due to available funding, not every eligible resident will receive assistance, which will be distributed largely on a first-come, first-serve basis. Any additional questions on eligibility should be directed to the program administrator.
In order to provide the City of Fairview with a better understanding of which residents needs what digital resources in its community, we have developed this survey. If you have a spare minute or two and live in the City of Fairview, please consider filling it out. Digital Assistance Pilot Program Survey