The U.S. Department of Commerce/National Telecommunications and Information Administration has announced that it is accepting applications under the Technology Opportunities Program (formerly the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program).
The Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) is a matching funds program and will provide matching grants in support of projects that improve the quality of, and the publics access to, cultural, educational and training resources; reduce the cost, improve the quality, and/or increase the accessibility of health care and public health services; promote responsive public safety services; improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government and public services; and foster communication, resource-sharing and economic development within communities, both rural and urban. TOP will provide up to 50 percent matching funds.
Applicants may request up to $600,000 in total federal support. Federal funds may not be used as matching funds, except as provided by federal statute.
Deadline: March 16. Complete details and information can be found at www.ntia.doc.gov/otiahome/tiiap/index.html. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. DRDA Contact: Thomas Zdeba, 764-7250 or email@example.com.
DRDA will collaborate with the Graduate School on two workshops designed primarily for graduate students: