Read the proposal online. I translated it to a Google Doc so it may lose a bit of formatting but the info is there.
Download the RFP and grant application. Right in the middle of the page.
Deadline for Submission: Friday, September 5, 2008
The grants are available to nonprofit (501 (c)(3) ) organizations. There is a total of $200,000 to be given away, same as last year. Grant amounts vary between $5,000 and $30,000.
The purpose of the fund is to:
The Digital Inclusion Fund supports efforts to bridge the digital divide in Minneapolis by providing qualified organizations with financial resources to promote technology access and literacy for low-income people, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, displaced workers, seniors, and other new users of technology.
and we are interested in funding projects that address:
- Affordable internet access;
- Technology literacy;
- Local, relevant and accessible content;
- Adequate, affordable hardware and software tools.
Past grantees can apply but must provide a progress report with specific quantified outcome measures.
US Internet, who is building the Minneapolis Wi-Fi system, gave the money for the Digital Inclusion Fund as part of their contract with the City of Minneapolis.
Send me an email if you have questions: pfhyper AT gmail DOT com.