Upcoming Eliminate Digital Divide Info Sessions to provide resources for applicants

SPRINGFIELD, February 21, 2012 – Applicants seeking details on the Eliminate the Digital Divide Grant may participate in one of two upcoming information sessions hosted by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

The sessions will include specific details on what grant reviewers are looking for, components of a good grant, a walkthrough of the application, and a question and answer session.

The first information session will be hosted in-person from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Feb. 23 in Chicago.

The second session will be a live, online webinar from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, Feb. 24.

Both sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Eliminate Digital Divide website or contact Joey Mak at 312-814-2384.

In addition, Sen. Donne Trotter, Rep. Connie Howard and Rep. Marlow Colvina will facilitate a Community Technology Meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 25 in Chicago. This session is free and open to the public and will allow participants to learn about starting, funding & sustaining technology programs in their communities. 

Address for in-person information session: Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle Street, 5th Floor Auditorium, Room C500, Chicago, IL. 

Address for Community Technology Meeting: 87th & Constance Office Building 8704 South Constance Ave., Lower Level Conference Room - Chicago, IL 60617. Attire - Casual Business Attire. No Jeans or T-Shirts.

Visit this link to participate in the webinar. You must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player Plug-in. 

View the 2012 Digital Divide Flyer

View the 2012 Webinar Info Session Instructions Flyer

View the Community Technology Workshop Flyer

Click here to download a copy of the 2012 Eliminate the Digital Divide application. 

UPDATED: Weren't able to attend the in-person information session or online webinar? Click here and here to download a PDF version of the presenation slides. 

Click here to view a complete recording of the Feb. 24 webinar. 



Tags: DCEO, Eliminate Digital Divide grant, Grant applications, Illinois Science and Technology Coalition, information session, TechAmerica, webinar

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