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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 10:37:34 -0400
NTIA's Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance
Program (TIIAP) will announce its 1997 grant round on Monday,
27, 1997 in the Federal Register. The following is the press release
the TIIAP announcement, which includes information on the regional
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Paige Darden
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SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, HOSPITALS, PUBLIC SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS,
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AND OTHER NON-PROFITS
ELIGIBLE FOR INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY GRANTS
Potential Applicants Encouraged to Participate in Regional Workshops
WASHINGTON, DC -- Some $18.5 million dollars in grants will be
in 1997 under the Commerce Department's Telecommunications and
Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP) for
projects that address specific needs of communities across the
the department's National Telecommunications and Information
Administration (NTIA) said in announcing that it will begin
applications for the 1997 awards next week.
The deadline for submitting applications is March 27,1997.
year's priorities will include funding outstanding projects that
specific problems or needs in a community, use information
infrastructure services and technologies to offer concrete solutions,
target measurable outcomes. Non-profit organizations, colleges and
universities, and all non-federal governmental entities are eligible
apply, the department said.
"Through this grant program, the Clinton Administration is
to make sure that all Americans have access to the benefits of the
Information Age," said Larry Irving, assistant secretary of Commerce
Communications and Information and administrator of NTIA. "Everyone
interested in making sure their community is prepared for the 21st
Century should attend a TIIAP workshop and join with others in their
community to submit a grant application."
TIIAP, a highly-competitive, merit-based grant program,
seed money for innovative, practical projects that extend the
advanced telecommunications and information technology to rural and
urban underserved Americans. Since its inception in 1994, the
information infrastructure grant program has awarded more than $79
million in matching grant funds.
Conceived as part of the President's National Information
Infrastructure (NII) initiative, TIIAP has leveraged more than $133
local matching funds. TIIAP projects funded in previous years are
providing innovations in education; helping create more responsive
institutions; enhancing economic development in rural and
areas; and increasing access to health care.
NTIA will hold a series of regional Outreach Workshops to
discuss the TIIAP program, introduce the 1997 TIIAP grant round, and
discuss program funding priorities and application requirements.
a key opportunity for interested parties to understand the TIIAP
process and meet representatives of other organizations interested
the TIIAP program. The Outreach Workshops will be held on February 14,
in Alexandria, Virginia; February 19, in Nashua, New Hampshire;
February 26, in Chicago, Illinois; March 4, in New Orleans, Louisiana;
March 6, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Information about the program's regulations and procedures
be found in the Notice of Availability of Grant Funds, published in
Federal Register on January 27, 1997. For more information about
and the Outreach Workshops, call (202) 482-2048, or e-mail to
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TIIAP is administered by the U.S. Commerce Department's
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). NTIA
as the principal adviser to the President, Vice President and
Commerce on domestic and international communications and
issues and represents the Executive Branch before the Congress,
Federal agencies, foreign governments and international organizations.
Director, State Organizations
Sudbury, MA 01776
TECH CORPS is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to
K-12 teaching and learning through the effective use of technology.
learn more about TECH CORPS, visit our web site at <www.ustc.org>.
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