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DCEO’s Eliminate the Digital Divide 2014-15 grant applications available through March 14, 201

The Eliminate the Digital Divide grant program seeks to provide access to computers, telecommunications technologies and related training to disadvantaged communities. Under this program, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is authorized to award grants of up to $75,000 to plan, establish, administer and expand Community Technology Centers (CTC’s) and to support basic computer literacy training programs.

Applications must be received by the DCEO by 5:00 p.m., March 14, 2014.  Please note that the conditions for submittal of applications, including the deadline, may not be waived or extended regardless of weather conditions or other circumstances that may delay delivery of your proposal.  Allow sufficient time for the delivery.  Any application received after the deadline may be considered for review at the discretion of the DCEO.  In such cases, the DCEO will determine if there are funds available to make additional grant awards. For more information, or to download the application, click here.

The maximum grant award under the Digital Divide Law is $75,000 per Community Technology Center. Funds may be used to provide training services and activities that use technology to improve academic achievement, career development and adult education. Grant funds may also be used for equipment, software and other capacity building costs.

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