Grants Update: September 25, 2007

Wireless Technology Grants Provided
AT&T Foundation Competitive Grant Program

The AT&T Foundation recently launched a $1.5 million Competitive Grant Program to help nonprofit organizations and government agencies integrate wireless communications technology into educational outreach projects. The program is designed to help organizations deliver educational content and create innovative learning opportunities in the communities they serve. The Foundation will award one-time, education-focused, wireless technology grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 to offset the cost of wireless service or to support the purchase of wireless hardware, including mobile phones, routers, or handsets. The grant program is open to 501(c)(3) public charities and government agencies across the U.S., excluding Alaska. Grant proposals must be received by October 19, 2007. Visit the Foundation’s website listed above for program details.

Book Funds for School Libraries
The NEA Foundation: Books Across America Library Books Awards

The NEA Foundation advances student achievement by investing in public education that will prepare each of America’s children to learn and thrive in a rapidly changing world. Through the Books Across America Library Books Awards program, the Foundation will make approximately fifty $1,000 awards to public schools serving economically disadvantaged students for the purchase of school library books. Eligible applicants must be practicing preK-12 school librarians, teachers, or education support professionals in U.S. public schools where at least 70 percent of the students are eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program. The application deadline is November 12, 2007. Visit the website listed above for program details and application forms.

Stampede for IN Youth-Service Support
The Indianapolis Colts invite applications for the 2007 Jr. Community Quarterback grant program.

Google Grants Get the Word Out
Google Grants provide free Google AdWords advertising to nonprofit organizations that share Google’s commitment to community service.

Department of the Treasury: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund: CDFI Program
Grants.gov or CDFI Fund
This program seeks to invest in and build the capacity of CDFIs to serve low-income people and communities lacking adequate access to affordable financial products and services.

About Jacob Roberts

Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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