Second Webinar Added Wednesday, February 23rd at 1:00 PM

NOTICE OF GRANT OPPORTUNITY: ELIMINATE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

FY’11 GRANT PROGRAM 


SUMMARY
:

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is announcing the release of the Fiscal Year 2011 Request for Application (RFA) for the Eliminate the Digital Divide Grant Program (EDD). 

PROGRAM GOAL:

The goals of the Eliminate the Digital Divide Grant Program is to increase access to computers and telecommunications technology and related training for residents of low-income communities through the establishment of Community Technology Centers (CTCs)

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

  • Public Libraries
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Park Districts
  • Schools (K-12 & institutions of higher education)
  • Hospitals

PERFORMANCE PERIOD:

The period of performance will be from June 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The approved budget will cover expenses for the same period of time. 

DUE DATE

Proposals must be received by the Department no later end of the day on March 10, 2011Respondents much submit an original and three copies along with an electronic submission of the completed format provided to:  

Illinois DCEO
ATTN: Cesar Lopez
100 W Randolph, Suite 3-400
Chicago, IL 60601

Ceo.DigitalDivide@illinois.gov

APPLICATION ORIENTATION:

Application Orientations will be offered in conjunction with the Digital Divide Program as follows:

Chicago Meeting
Wednesday, February 16, 2011                                          

9:00am to 12:00pm - JTED                                               
1:00pm to 4:00pm - Digital Divide                                      
James R. Thompson Center                                                          
Assembly Hall Auditorium                                                                          
100 W. Randolph Street                                                            
Chicago, IL  60601      

Webinar
Thursday, February 17, 2011

1:00pm to 2:30pm - Digital Divide 
2:30pm to 4:00pm - JTED
to register for the Webinar follow the URL link provided: 

http://training.illinoisworknet.com/ws/ddjted

Webinar
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

1:00pm to 2:30pm - Digital Divide
2:30pm to 4:00pm – JTED
to register for the Webinar                                 
follow the URL link provided:                         

http://training.illinoisworknet.com/ws/ddjted                                 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Printed copies of the RFA are available upon request.  Questions and requests pertaining to this program should be directed to: Cesar Lopez, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, 100 W. Randolph, Suite 3-400, Telephone:  (312) 814-2672 or via e-mail: cesar.lopez@illinois.gov.

Additional Documentation:

FY 11 Digital Divide Flyer
FY11 BDD Application
School Lunch Stats for FY11 EDD RFA 

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