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Santa Clara County Access to Technology

Santa Clara County has secured a $2.1 million grant to bridge the digital divide for older adults. This initiative, aligned with the Santa Clara County Seniors Agenda, aims to connect 2,000 older adults to the digital world by 2023. Access to technology is crucial for equal opportunities, but older adults often face barriers.

Collaborating with local community-based organizations, the program will provide free devices, digital literacy training, and assistance in enrolling older adults in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) for free internet access.

This initiative demonstrates the commitment to an inclusive and digitally connected community for older adults in Santa Clara County.

Please contact these contracted community-based organizations for programs and services information.


450 Bryant St. Palo Alto
(650) 289-5400

English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Catholic Charities

2150 Alum Rock Ave. San Jose
Services also available at other sites
(408) 391-5627

English, Spanish, Vietnamese

Korean American Community Services

136 Burton Ave. San Jose
(408) 920-9733

English, Korean


1115 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose
(408) 293-0877

English, Portuguese, Spanish (Vietnamese coming soon)

Senior Planet from AARP

English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin


(650) 291-7556


Services offered at multiple sites
(408) 975-2730

English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese

Introducing Digital Inclusion for Older Adults Workgroup

Welcome to the Digital Inclusion for Older Adults Workgroup, dedicated to reducing the digital disparity among older adults in Santa Clara County. Our group’s efforts are crucial to the progress of ensuring equal access to technology for older adults. We have created a comprehensive report, “Promoting Digital Inclusion for Older Adults in Santa Clara County” that highlights the challenges faced by older adults in the digital realm. Access the report by clicking here.

If your community-based organization is interested in contributing to our advocacy efforts and make a difference in the lives of older adults. Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations, engage in discussions, and collaborate on initiatives that empower older adults to navigate the digital landscape. Together, let’s bridge the digital divide, empower our seniors, and build a more inclusive community. Sign up today by emailing and join us in making a lasting impact in Santa Clara County.

Get Connected via the Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program, or ACP, is a federal program designed to help low-income families and individuals obtain low-cost or free broadband internet access. This program offers a monthly benefit for eligible participants that is paid directly to the internet service provider. To qualify for this program, you must meet one of the three eligibility requirements.

  • If your income is $29,600 or less for one person or $39,440 or less for two people.
  • If you or someone in your family receives public benefits (e.g., SNAP, SSI, or free school lunch, etc.)
  • If you are enrolled in participating internet service providers low-income services.

To check eligibility and or to enroll in the ACP program please download an application, visit or contact one of our local community partners to assist you with your application.