Digital Assistance Pilot Program
The City of Fairview is using 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 is intended to help eligible Fairview households access the internet via free computers and afford broadband internet service.
There are currently two primary ways the DAPP will attempt to address these issues:
- By providing free internet-connected computers to eligible residents who do not currently own one, or whose current device is not sufficient to meet their household needs.
- By directing residents towards available state and federal internet service bill assistance funding—including the Affordable Connectivity Program.
The DAPP 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 are interested in receiving a free computer that is able to access the internet or need assistance paying for internet service, please fill out the DAPP application form, which can be found here.
If you are interested in internet bill assistance, the federal Affordable Connectivity Program provides a $30-a-month stipend for eligible households. Find out if you are eligible here and apply here.
To be eligible for the DAPP you must be a City of Fairview resident and, generally speaking, be able to prove current enrollment or future eligibility in the Affordable Connectivity Program—though some exceptions may apply. 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.