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Title:            Community Technology Centers Program

Sponsor:
Office of Vocational and Adult Education/Department of Education

SYNOPSIS:
Support is provided to assist eligible applicants to create or
expand community technology centers that will provide disadvantaged
residents of economically distressed urban and rural communities with
access to information technology and related training.  Eligible
applicants are community-based organizations (including faith-based
organizations), state and local educational agencies, institutions of
higher education, and other entities such as foundations, libraries,
museums, public and private nonprofit organizations, and for-profit
businesses, or consortia thereof.

Deadline(s):      06/30/2003
Established Date: 05/03/1999
Follow-Up Date:  06/01/2004
Review Date:      06/03/2003

Contact:          Gisela Harkin

Address:          330 C Street, SW
                  Room 4324
                  Washington, DC 20202
                  U.S.A.
E-mail:          commtech.center@ed.gov

Program URL:
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov
/2003/03-13835.htm
Tel:              202-205 4238
Fax:
Deadline Ind:    Receipt
Deadline Open:    No

Award Type(s):    Centers, Research/Service

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s):    Colleges/Universities
                  Educational Agencies (SLAs/LEAs)
                  For-Profit
                  Library
                  Non-Profit
                  Organizations--Art/Cultural
                  Organizations--Community/Soc. Serv.
                  Private Institution/Organization
                  Public Institution

Target Group(s):  Disadvantaged

Funding Limit:    $500,000  MAXIMUM
Duration:        12 MONTHS
Indirect Costs:  Yes
Cost Sharing:    Yes
Sponsor Type:    Federal

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS

CFDA#:            84.341

OBJECTIVES:
The purpose of the Community Technology Centers (CTC) program is to
assist eligible applicants to create or expand community technology
centers that will provide disadvantaged residents of economically
distressed urban and rural communities with access to information
technology and related training.


The focus of the CTC program competition has changed to give
absolute priority to those applicants who will focus on improving the
academic achievement of low-achieving high school students while
continuing to provide a community technology center for all members of
their community.  Thus, grant recipients must meet this priority as
they
use grant funds to create or expand community technology centers that
expand access to information technology and related training for
disadvantaged residents of distressed urban or rural communities and
evaluate the effectiveness of this project.

ELIGIBILITY
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, state
education agencies, local educational agencies, entities (such as a
foundation, museum, library, for-profit business, public or private
nonprofit organization, or community based organization, including
faith based organizations), or a consortium thereof.  In addition,
eligible applicants shall have the capacity to significantly expand
access to computers and related services for disadvantaged residents
of economically distressed urban and rural communities who would
otherwise be denied such access.

FUNDING
The sponsor estimates $24,318,750 in total funds will be available.
Awards will range from $300,000 to $500,000 for a project period of
twelve months.  The sponsor will not pay more than 50 percent of total
project costs.


Source: Federal Register (06/03/03), Vol. 68, No. 106, pp.
33317-23.  (jrd)

KEYWORDS:        Rural Education
                  Urban Education
                  Education/Instructional Programs
                  Computer Education/Literacy
                  Computer-Aided Instruction
                  Educational/Instructional Technology
                  Computer Technology
                  Information Technology