Technicity Times
    Issue 4 • November 2003

Announcing the 2003-2004 "Connections for Tomorrow" (C4T) California Grants Program

Application deadline: December 17, 2003

by Anne Neville

The 2003-2004 C4T California Grants Program will provide grants consisting of a cash award, technical assistance, and substantial in-kind support to start-up, expand, and improve community technology programs at organizations that serve at-risk youth or homeless populations. The services provided through the California Grants Program will facilitate each program's ability to better provide community technology-based services. Small and medium-sized community and faith-based organizations are eligible and encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

A community technology center or program is a community service, social action, and/or educational facility utilizing computers,the Internet and other information technology tools to provide a range of vital services, including health and social services, basic education, lifelong learning, workforce training, cultural enrichment, community media production, and computer recycling.

For more information please refer to: http://www2.ctcnet.org/c4t/grants/definitions.asp.

Two Grant Opportunities Are Available In California:

· Program Development Grants: Enhancing technology skills of homeless individuals and families by supporting the start-up or expansion of community technology programs within homeless serving organizations. (15 grants with a value of up to $23,000)

· Capacity Building Grants: Supporting the capacity building of existing community technology programs serving at-risk youth and/or homeless individuals. (25 grants with a value of up to
$17,000)

More information about both grant opportunities can be found at: http://www2.ctcnet.org/c4t/grants.

Grantseekers workshops will be held throughout California November 17-21. Please check the website for dates, times, locations, and to RSVP.

Connections For Tomorrow (C4T) is a collaboration of organizational partners funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The partners include:

·Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) www.ataccess.org

·Association of Christian Community Computer Centers (AC4) www.ac4.org

·Community Technology Centers' Network (CTCNet) www.ctcnet.org

·Illinois Community Technology Consortium www.ilctc.org

Please Note: Hard copies and alternative formats of the C4T Grant Applications are available on request. Please visit www2.ctcnet.org/c4t for contact information.

 


Anne Neville is California Project Coordinator for Community Technology Centers' Network (CTCNet). She can be reached at aneville@ctcnet.org.

 

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