ZeroDivide Receives Stimulus Funding to Foster New Generation of Technology Adopters in Underserved Youth and Tribal Communities

San Francisco, California, August 18, 2010 — ZeroDivide was awarded $2,070,399 in two grants from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Vice-President Joe Biden announced the grants as part of 94 Recovery Act investments in federal broadband projects in 37 states.
ZeroDivide’s first grant of $1,384,242 will help to create a new generation of youth technology users within underserved communities in California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington states. The second grant of $686,157 will be used to quadruple broadband adoption rates within the 19 Native American reservations that encompass the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA). Broadband adoption rates for American Indians are currently the lowest of any ethnic group within the continental United States.



The Tribal Digital Village Network (TDVNet) was created with the intent to bring Internet connectivity to the member tribes of SCTCA and empower their people. The Tribal Digital Village(TDV) is a continued set of objectives to help SCTCA achieve its mission thru technology, first and foremost, devised by the community leaders to handle the technical aspects of meeting its mission statement. The primary mission of Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA) is to serve the health, welfare, safety, education, cultural, economic and employment needs of its tribal members and descendants in the San Diego County urban areas.

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