Wireless Technology Grants Program

Posted by on April 16, 2004

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Sonsors: NPower and AT&T Wireless Launch
Deadline: May 28, 2004

NPower (<a href="http://www.npower.org/">http://www.npower.org/</a>), a national network of local nonprofits that help other nonprofits use technology to better serve their communities, and AT&T Wireless have launched a new partnership aimed at educating and inspiring nonprofits on how to put the power of wireless technology to work to enhance community services.

As part of their partnership, NPower and AT&T Wireless are introducing the AT&T Wireless Community Connections Award, a nationally competitive grant program designed to give nonprofits the resources to apply wireless technology in ways that help them improve their effectiveness. AT&T Wireless has committed grant funding for individual nonprofits who plan to implement innovative wireless initiatives that would serve as models for other non-profits across the United States.

The AT&T Wireless Community Connections Award has three main goals: to improve public safety or enhance communications among family members through creative uses of wireless technology; to support nonprofits using wireless technology to expand the reach and impact of their services; and to highlight how AT&T Wireless’ technology, where appropriate, can be used by the nonprofit sector to positively impact its work.

The program seeks to reach these goals by providing the tools and resources to improve or implement innovative projects to a small group of nonprofit organizations from a diverse cross-section of communities across the country. AT&T Wireless is interested in supporting well-planned projects that have the power to be models for other nonprofits, contributing new knowledge and understanding to the sector about how to use wireless technology or wireless devices effectively in community work.

In order to be eligible for this award, an organization must be classified as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Organizations must also be nonsectarian and nondenominational to receive support, except when funding a program within an educational institution or a community social service agency.
Priority consideration will be given to projects in areas where AT&T Wireless operates.

For more information, visit the program’s Web site.

RFP Link: <a href="http://www.attwscommunityconnectionsaward.org">http://www.attwscommunityconnectionsaward.org</a>

For additional RFPs in Community Improvement/Development
visit: <a href="http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_community.jhtml">http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_community.jhtml</a>

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