Progressive Technology Project Grants

Posted on July 11, 2003

Progressive Technology Project (PTP) is accepting applications for its Organizing Technology Grants program.The application deadline is August 29, 2003. Application and eligibility information can be found on PTPs web site: http://www.progressivetech.org

The PTP Organizing Technology Grants Program awards 10-15 grants of up to $10,000 each to support the use of technology by grassroots organizing groups to advance specific aspects of their community-organizing efforts. Funds can be used for training, technical support, consulting, needs assessment, planning, hardware and software, designing applications and setting up systems.

PTPs Organizing Technology Grants Program supports grassroots organizing groups that engage in multi-issue social, economic and environmental justice efforts to empower low-income people and communities of color to address root causes of social inequities.

The purpose of the Organizing Technology Grants Program is to help groups strengthen their organizing efforts through appropriate use of technology.

This program provides basic capacity building grants that groups can use to purchase equipment, secure technical assistance and provide training to staff and members. The grants will help develop uses of technology for organizing that can be shared as models and examples. More than just providing funds to purchase equipment, a grant award should be used to assist a group in applying technology to its work in a way that makes the organization stronger and more effective at achieving its social change ends.

Founded in 1998, the Progressive Technology Project (PTP) seeks to strengthen community based social change efforts and increase public participation by under-represented communities through effective use of information technology. It supports grassroots social change community organizations in poor communities and communities of color by convening events to exchange ideas and experiences about new technology, conducting training sessions for organizers, providing a framework for technical assistance, providing downloadable how-to resources on this web site, raising and re-granting funds for hardware, software and technical assistance.

Progressive Technology Project
http://www.progressivetech.org
2233 University Ave W Ste 421
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone:1-866-298-6463 (toll free)
651-646-9410 (local)


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