AT&T Announces $1.5 MM Wireless Grant

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The AT&T Foundation has launched a $1.5 million competitive grant program aimed at integrating wireless communications technologies into educational outreach programs. The 2007 AT&T Foundation Wireless Competitive Grant Program is open to public charities and "government instrumentalities" in the United States, excluding Alaska.

The grant will award software and equipment valued at $2,500 to $25,000 for programs that "utilize wireless technology to enhance the delivery of education and other settings that engage youth and adults in life-long learning." Fifty-one percent of proposed projects must reach traditionally underserved groups in the organization's community, including racial and ethnic groups, low-income populations, seniors, youth, and people with disabilities, according to the AT&T Foundation.

Samples of projects to be considered for grants, as cited by AT&T, include the creation of wireless hotspots to make educational material accessible; development of educational curricula that can be accessed via mobile devices; delivery of supplemental educational materials via text messaging; and development of community education podcasts.

Proposals are due Oct. 19. Further information, including a downloadable RFP, can be found at the link below.

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About the author: David Nagel is the executive editor for 1105 Media's online education technology publications, including THE Journal and Campus Technology. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com.

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David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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