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Tech Grants Available to Cities

March 15 is the Deadline to Apply

February 1, 2017
State and local government agencies can apply for funds to support innovative technology projects, including equipment purchase, via the DRAM Settlement Fund
 
Details
 
As a result of a computer industry lawsuit settled by the California Attorney General, approximately $943,000 in two funds will be awarded to state and local public agencies, in one-time grants ranging from around $50,000 to $200,000 and one to two years in duration.
 
Projects that will utilize innovative technology or software to improve and modernize operational capabilities of state, local or municipal government will be considered. Examples include (but are not limited to) strengthening access to computers and electronic content for rural libraries; increasing access to and use of broadband by local business or workforce; creating community mapping products and services; or implementing an online citizen forum to engage local populations in infrastructure improvements or crime prevention.
 
Important Dates
 
Proposals are due March 15.
 
An informational webinar has been scheduled for Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. Register for the webinar online. A recording of the webinar will be available online after the event.
 
Additional Information
 
The grant process will be administered by Harry M. Snyder, Consumer Attorney, Cy Pres Funds.
 
Please contact Laurie True with DRAM Settlement Administration with questions or to be placed on the email list for updates.


 
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