Whether it is helping schools or nonprofit organizations get better computers, or partially funding a new super powerful electron microscope for clinical research, everyone benefits from the award of technology grants.
The United States federal government awards technology grants from its two main award arms: The U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. Many private and corporate foundations have crafted primary missions to help students succeed by providing new computer systems and instruction in the form of technology grants. Here, we will take a brief look at the offerings of the most prolific awarding agencies and foundations.
Good old Uncle Sam provides money at the federal and state levels in the form of:
- Grant Programs for Statewide, Longitudinal Data Systems Technology Grants
The purpose of this program is to provide grants to state educational agencies to enable them to design, develop, and implement statewide, longitudinal data systems to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze, disaggregate, and use individual student data.
- Enhancing Education through Technology Grants Program
The primary goal of this program is to improve student achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools through the award of competitive technology grants as well as formula grants. These grants are generally awarded to school systems throughout the United States.
- National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
It is the mission of NIDRR to generate, disseminate and promote new knowledge to improve the options available to disabled persons. The ultimate goal is to allow these individuals to perform their regular activities in the community and to bolster society’s ability to provide full life cycle opportunities and appropriate support systems for its disabled citizens through the award of technology grants.
501-C-3 not for profit organizations, church sponsored organizations and select individuals and small businesses can benefit from private and corporate offered technology grants awards from foundations such as:
- The Arthur Vining – Davis Foundations
The purpose of this group of foundations is to provide financial assistance in the form of technology grants to certain educational, cultural, scientific and religious institutions. These foundations also provide funding for college radio, such as NPR.
- The International Technology Education Association
ITEA is a professional association for technology educators and offers various technology grants.
- The National Technology Recycling Project
This non-profit organization is designed to help people recycle technology with a focus on computers and to support non-profit technology recycling organizations across the United States.
- The Zimmer Family Foundation
The mission of this small foundation is to support religious, educational, and social programs through the award of technology grants.
- The Ford Foundation and Ford Motor Company Fund
The Ford Motor Company Fund makes awards in five categories: education, environment, public policy, health & social programs, civic affairs & community development, and arts & humanities. They offer technology grants in all areas.
- G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation and The Amborse Monell Foundation
These foundations provide technology grants and contributions for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational uses and purposes, in New York, elsewhere in the United States and throughout the world.
Whether it is helping schools or nonprofit organizations get better computers, partially funding a new super powerful electron microscope for clinical research or making the lives of the disabled better, as you can see everyone benefits from the award of technology grants.