Governor Laura Kelly Announces $2.8M DOCK Program Investment to Boost Digital Literacy in Kansas

By Trish Svoboda

Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced an investment of $2.8 million in 15 organizations via the Digital Opportunities to Connect Kansans (DOCK) program. The aim of these DOCK grants is to enhance the digital capabilities of Kansans who have yet to fully benefit from the potential of the internet.

The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) has received applications from a wide range of entities, including local governments, community organizations, and educational institutions.

The funds will be used in innovative ways by the awardees.

The University of Kansas Center for Digital Inclusion is set to equip 1,000 justice-impacted women with digital skills.

The Learning Tree Institute at Greenbush, in collaboration with the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, aims to create digital literacy products for seniors, enhancing their access to information and employability.

Kansas State University Research and Extension, along with the West Plains Extension District, plans to launch a program addressing broadband accessibility for marginalized groups.

Lastly, the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas is initiating a project to provide digital literacy training and certifications for underserved populations in South Central Kansas.

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