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2008 DIGITAL DIVIDE GRANT

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IL DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY -- BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE PROGRAM

 

NOTICE OF GRANT OPPORTUNITY AND WORKSHOPS -- FISCAL YEAR 2008

 

APPLICATION: DCEODigitalDivideProgramFY08Application.doc

 

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2008

 

MAXIMUM AWARD: $75,000 for FY 2008

 

PROGRAM GOAL: increase access to computers and technology training in low-income communities.  

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Community Technology Centers (CTCs) that provide public computer access and educational services at least 12 hours a week. 

 

CTCs can include:

public hospitals

libraries

park districts

state educational agencies

local educational agencies

institutions of higher education

other educational organizations (public or private, nonprofit or for-profit)

 

CTCs must be located in communities where...

  at least 40% of students are eligible for a free or reduced price lunch 

 or 

  at least 30% of students are eligible for a free lunch 

 

ELIGIBLE COSTS:

 Training services that use tech to improve academic achievement, career development, and adult education

 Activities that use technology to improve academic achievement, career development, and adult ed

 Equipment

 Software

 Other networking capabilities

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

John Barr, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, 

100 West Randolph Suite 3-400, 

Chicago, IL 60601, 

Telephone: (312) 814-2259 

john.w.barr@illinois.gov

 

INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Attendance is not required but is recommended.  

The information sessions are open to the public and reservations are not required.  

Photo identification may be required by building security.

 

January 18, 2008

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Michael A. Bilandic Building

160 North LaSalle Street

5th Floor Auditorium – C500

Chicago, Illinois

 

January 23, 2008

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

DCEO Springfield

620 East Adams Street

1st Floor Theatre

Springfield, Illinois

 

January 25, 2008

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

DMI

5090 West Harrison

Chicago, Illinois

 

January 28, 2008

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Rufino Tamayo School

5135 S. California

Chicago, Illinois

 

February 1, 2008

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Will County Government Office

302 N. Chicago Street, 2nd Floor

Joliet, Illinois

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