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1 hello

2 The Digital Bridge Trust Fund Act November 15, 2000

3 Workshop in Applied Public Management Faculty Advisor Deborah E Ward Team Members Maria Bustria Maki Kobayashi Jennifer Sly Bernard Wee Tammy Draut Ying Liu Kristin Sullivan ThaoMee Xiong Hirofumi Kawakita Nirmala Patni Joy Wang

4 Agenda  Overview  Organization and Staffing  Budget and Revenue  Performance Management  Calendar

5 The Digital Divide Overview

6 The Digital Divide Source: Falling Through the Net, Department of Commerce, October 16, 2000 Overview Percentage of Households with a Computer, by Income

7 Consequences Lack of access means fewer opportunities in:  Education  Employment  Political participation  Training  Communication Overview

8 Bridging the Gap: HR4477  Establishes a Digital Bridge Trust Fund overseen by Department of Commerce  Finances programs aimed at  Improving technological skills  Creating career opportunities  Targets underserved rural and urban communities and Native Americans Overview

9 Community Technology Centers  Mission: Provides access to computers, technology training, and technological tools to our targeted underserved population  Method: Provides grants to community organizations  Budget: $200 million annually for 10 years Overview

10 Organization and Staffing West Southwest South Midwest Northeast Geographic Organization Mid-Atlantic

11 Administrative Structure Organization and Staffing President Review BoardFinancial OfficerRegional Coordinator State Liaison Project Managers Board of Trustees

12 Administrative Structure Organization and Staffing President Review BoardFinancial OfficerRegional Coordinator State Liaison Project Managers Board of Trustees  Established by Department of Commerce

13 Administrative Structure Organization and Staffing President Review BoardFinancial OfficerRegional Coordinator State Liaison Project Managers Board of Trustees  Regional level

14 Administrative Structure Organization and Staffing President Review BoardFinancial OfficerRegional Coordinator State Liaison Project Managers Board of Trustees  Local level

15 Expenditures Budget and Revenue

16 Organizational Flow Board of Trustees  Needs Assessment Digizones  Application Process Grantees  Accountability Performance Management

17 Needs Assessment  Population size  Poverty level  Existing access  Infrastructure Board of Trustees Digizones Grantees Performance Management

18 Grant Selection Criteria  Community involvement  Technological capability  Sustainability and replicability  Measurable outputs and outcomes  Linkages with other organizations Board of Trustees Digizones Grantees Performance Management

19 Evaluating Grantees  Site visits  Annual performance reports  ‘Best practices’ exchange  ‘Falling through the Net’ survey Board of Trustees Digizones Grantees Performance Management

20 Evaluating the Program  Fair and efficient selection and distribution process  Effective and comprehensive outreach  Timely on-site assistance and support  Program reaches intended underserved communities Board of Trustees Digizones Grantees Performance Management

21 Next Steps 1. Hire staff 2.Establish offices 3.Assess regional needs 4.Application process 5.Support and monitor grantees OctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep Calendar

22 Question and Answer

23 Board of Trustees Digizone Administrator West President Southwest President Northeast President Mid-Atlantic President South President Midwest President Top Level Structure Organization and Staffing

24 Digizone President  Communicate Digizone activities to the Board of Trustees  Oversee administrative and financial operations  Strategize and implement the Digital Bridge Trust Fund according to its intention Organization and Staffing

25 Regional Coordinator  Serve as the communications link between the Digizone President and State Liaisons  Make final round of grant awards  Review semi-annual grant reports  Assist State Liaisons in outreach Organization and Staffing

26 Review Board  Conduct regional needs assessment  Establish criteria for grant selection  Strategize outreach  Advise on ad hoc implementation challenges Organization and Staffing

27 State Liaison  Disseminate grant guidelines to the targeted communities  Make first round selection of grant recipients  Conduct outreach  Communicate state activities to the Regional Coordinator Organization and Staffing

28 Project Manager  Conduct on-site support visits to grant awardees  Target grassroots outreach to underserved regions  Serve as the communications link between Project Managers and the State Liaison Organization and Staffing

29 Financial Officer  Monitor the financial calendar of grants disbursement  Monitor the internal finances of the Digizone operations Organization and Staffing

30 Methodology  Department of Treasury estimates guided revenue and expenditure growth  Department of Commerce’s budget determined relative proportions of expenditure line items Budget and Revenue

31 Apportioning Budget  Weighted function of relevant census demographics, e.g.  Total population size and population density  Underserved rural, urban and Native American population size  Telephone connectivity  For each census characteristic c with weight w c, the weighted apportionment is: Budget and Revenue


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