News tagged with Grant applications

Broadband Innovation Fund Generates More Than 100 Proposals

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, September 21, 2012 – More than 100 private, public, and nonprofit Illinois organizations have submitted proposals to utilize high-speed internet networks to develop opportunities in healthcare, education, job creation, public safety and more.  

Deadline Approaching for Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, September 14, 2012 – Broadband enthusiasts across the state have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18 to submit proposals to the Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund. 

The fund prompts Illinois innovators to propose ways to improve quality of life through broadband usage, and up to $500,000 will be awarded to the most promising internet adoption and usage projects.

Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund Extends Deadline

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, September 6, 2012 – The deadline to apply to the Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund has been extended to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. 

Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund Accepting Applications, Announces Q & A Webinar


Thursday’s webinar will address remaining program questions and assist with online submission


SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, September 5, 2012 – The deadline to apply for an Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund award is less than one week away and organizations throughout the state are putting the final touches on plans to expand high-speed internet adoption and usage in their region. 

Spurring Innovation Through Broadband Usage and Adoption
Our organization aims to ensure Better Broadband and Better Lives for all Illinoisans. As part of our three-fold mission, we’ve submitted five rounds of broadband data and maps to the U.S. Department of Commerce, and our 10 regional eTeams have worked to address broadband access issues while promoting high-speed internet builds. Last week, we reached a new milestone with the launch of the Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund, a program seeking to enhance the internet’s usage and maximize its impact.
New Program Aims to Improve Quality of Life Through Internet Usage

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, August 16, 2012 -Job creation, educational opportunities for low-income citizens, and improved public safety are among the goals of an innovative high-speed internet adoption program announced today by Broadband Illinois.

Vote to Find Wi-Fi in Rural Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - July 17, 2012.  Broadband Illinois has applied for a grant to help rural residents find Wi-Fi Hotspots in their area. 

Upcoming Eliminate Digital Divide Info Sessions to provide resources for applicants
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. 
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Announces 2012 Digital Divide Grant

Residents of eligible Illinois communities can receive access to high-speed Internet, technology training, and more as part of the 2012 Eliminate the Digital Divide Grant, sponsored by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).  Grant applications will be accepted through March 16. 

National Funding Opportunities for Technology to Address Social Issues
The Verizon Foundation is offering grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the nation that use technology-based approaches to domestic violence prevention, improving education, literacy or healthcare.
Community Connect Program Grant Application Deadlines and Funding Levels

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announces the availability of $25 million in funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 for the Community Connect Grant Program. This notice is being issued prior to passage of a final Appropriations Act for FY 2011, to allow potential applicants time to submit proposals and give the Agency time to process applications within the current fiscal year.   For FY 2010, Congress appropriated approximately $17.9 million. 

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