The New York area received its share of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants to help bridge the technological divide. Specifically,
- A $13.9 million grant, with another $7.2 million in matching contributions will allow NYC to improve public computer centers, deploying 480 new workstations and upgrading 550 more at 90 high poverty locations throughout the city.
- NYC received a $6 million grant, with an additional $2.5 million in matching contributions, for computer training, refurbished computer equipment and expanded Internet access at home, to help at-risk students transition to college or a career.
- The Wildwood Program, Inc. was granted $845,000 with $259,000 in matching contribution to upgrade broadband and deploy videoconferencing in 75 upstate NY human service organizations that serve people with disabilities.
- Connecticut's Department of Information Technology received $93.9 million, with $23.5 million in matching contributions, to deploy 5,500 miles of fiber network and upgrade existing broadband infrastructure for public safety and educational purposes.