By Big Island Now

A Big Island nonprofit is one of six Hawai‘i recipients of Hawaiian Telcom digital equity grants that will help with programs focused on digital equity.

Hawai‘i Care Choices in Hilo was awarded $30,000 for its Digital Health Equity program, which implements eHealth and telehealth programs that enhance the quality and serviceability of palliative and hospice care to patients in East Hawai‘i. The funds were part of a total $140,000 in grants awarded Wednesday by Hawaiian Telcom.


  • Hawai‘iKidsCAN was awarded $25,000 for its Hawai‘i Tutoring+ program, which helps bridge the digital divide by providing high-quality tutoring to rural communities throughout the state in hopes of improving parents’ and kids’ digital literacy and providing them with the educational resources they need to achieve success.
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