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Program Description

  OBP Digital Equity (Cable Fund)

Digital Equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services. OBP Digital Equity works to ensure individuals and communities have the information technology knowledge and confidence needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy. It supports providing technology training for older adults, and youth media programs to empower young people to engage with the community though digital media. See the TEBS budget for additional funding provided by TEBS to support digital equity as part of the ultraMontgomery program. This program was formerly part of the County Cable Montgomery program.

Program Contacts

Contact Michele Crane of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2845 or Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2760 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Total Senior Planet Montgomery participants 155210,3547,4084,9002,000
Percent of Senior Planet Montgomery participants who rated the quality of their instruction "high" or "very high"91%94%87%90%90%
Percent of Senior Planet Montgomery participants whose quality of life improved71%83%80%80%80%
1  Senior Planet Montgomery switched from in-person to online digital equity programs in response to COVID-19 on March 23, 2020. FY20 stats are through the third quarter only, and fourth quarter data are combined with FY21 because virtual participation is so different from in-person. Unique participant data is not available via Zoom yet; FY21 and FY22 figures include all virtual participants.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved2000000.00
Shift: Funding from FY22 ARPA Funds for Digital Equity Initiative to Cable Fund1000000.00
Shift: Community Grants moved from Community Grants NDA to Cable Fund Base Budget26500.00
Replace: Funding from FY22 ARPA Funds for Digital Equity Initiative-1000000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.4834311.00
FY23 Recommended6860811.00