3Com Urban Challenge Grants: Community Technology Needs

Posted by on February 28, 2003

[RFP Bulletin]

3Com Urban Challenge Grants to Help Meet Community Technology Needs

Deadline: April 21, 2003

The 3Com Urban Challenge is designed to reward forward-thinking communities in the United States that are committed to using technology to transform education, improve public communication, and make municipal services faster and more convenient to use.

3Com, in cooperation with the United States Conference of Mayors (http://www.usmayors.org/), provides cities/school districts across the nation with grants of $100,000 worth of 3Com products and services to incorporate new uses for information technology in their communities. With a 3Com grant, schools, departments, and organizations can tailor a networking solution that meets their community’s needs.

To participate, a city should meet at least one of the following criteria: have a principal policy agenda aimed at enhancing educational or community development; have a strong endorsement from the mayor’s office; be able to demonstrate tangible benefits to students and residents in a specified timeframe; have multiple project constituencies, including schools, local community colleges, libraries, government agencies, healthcare institutions, etc.; and have specific ideas about how the grant will be used.

Grants are awarded on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Applications can be requested online at the 3Com Web site.

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