Goal # 5:
consortium, foundation, state and federal grant opportunities that can
be used to sustain project activities.
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Goal #5 Team
members are reviewing/prioritizing the following funding
 Technology CompaniesAlso, we are preparing a guide to funding sources that we can use in our ACE-DHH presentation.
 Telecommunication Companies
U S West
 Technology Related
Members of the
Goal #5 team are reviewing the prospectus, Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers
to Use Technology, A Guide to Technology Funding Opportunities. Members
will be examining basic concepts, procedures, and tasks. Following this
review, suggested changes will be considered and tasks assigned.
In addition to reviewing the prospectus, work is progressing on the identification
of funding sources. As of
this date the following sources have been identified and examined:
Bell South Foundation [BSF]
As reported on the BSF web site,
no new unsolicited proposals will be considered after
Spetember 1, 1999. [<http://www.bellsouthcorp.com/bsf/grantguide/index.html>]. However,
this is a funding source that might be of interest if a proposal could be considered under
the "solicited" category. Data on BSF will be compiled.
Hewlett Packard [HP]
HP is a major funding source for
institutions of higher education, as
well as for K-1 educational programs. HP prefers to donate equipment
rather than cash. According to the HP web site, it focuses on
technical programs [ie., computer science information science, and so
on]. However, it indicates that its interests might be broader:
The U.S. University Grants program seeks to improve the quality of higher education by providing HP products to four-year colleges and universities that integrate technology with teaching to improve student learning and establish high academic standard
Compiling data on HP should be considered.
International Business Machine [IBM]
As noted on the IBM web site, the
majority of grants are initiated by
IBM and do not ste from unsolicited proposals. According to
information presented on theIBM web site, there are six grant
priority areas: Education, Adult Trainin and Workshop Development,
Arts & Culture, HelpingCommunities in Need, Environment, and
Employee Givin [employee-community level projects]. Data should be compiled on IBM.
The Intel Corporation provides substantial
funding for projects
relating to science, math,technology, and related areas. According to
web site informatio, Intel supports two types of projects:
Intel Foundation National Grants: Programs which are consistent with one or more of
the funding objectives above and which are national in scope or
specifically designed as pilot for a national program.
Intel Foundation Community Grants:
Programs that are consistent with one or more
of the funding objectives described above and which are located in a community in the
United States where Intel has a major facility. Intel facilities are located in Arizona;
Folsom, Calif.; Santa Clara, Calif.; New Mexico; Oregon; Texas and Washington.
Some consdieration needs to be given to Intel and therefore data will be collected.
NEC makes cash grants to organizations that have an impact in one or both of the following areas:
 science and technology education, principally at the secondary level, and or/
 the application of technology t oassist people with disablities.
Data will be compiled on NEC.
David Mercaldo has developed the following material as a "first-go" at the information that will be compiled by his team:
Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology Project A Guide to Technology Funding Oportunities
As part of the Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology Project, Goal #5 team members have been working on a number of activities relating to the identifcation of funding opportunities relating to technology. These activities are as follows:
This document addresses each of these. When it is completed and presented at ACE-DHH in New Orleans it will contain information that can be used by individuals or by groups.
- #1: Identify sources of grant information
- #2: Use source or sources to develop lsit of likely grant opportunities
- #3: Collecet and evaluate information about each grant opportunity
- #4: Rank order each grant opportunity
- #5: Share information at ACE-DHH 2000
Activity #1: Identify sources of grant information
One of the primary tasks of Goal #5 was to get information about foundations or other sources that might possibly be interested in funding aspects of the Technology Project. In so doing the team developed a search strategy that sought to identify major funding sources. This strategy included an examination of print documnets as well as web site sources. As a result of this strategy, the team identified the following sources; [See Appendix A for details]
Government Web Sources:
Private Web Sources:
- U.S. Department of Education - http://www.ed.gov
- U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational technology - http://www.ed.gov/Technology/
- U.S. Department of Education Office of Chief Financial Officer Grant and Contract Information - http://gcs.ed.gov/welcome.htm
- National Science Foundation - http://www.ehr.nsf.gov
- National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education and Human Resources - http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/
Special Web Sources:
- The Foundation Center - www.fdcenter.org
- GuideStar - www.guidestar.org
- NonProfit Gateway - www.nonprofit.gov
- WestEd Technology In Education - www.wested.org/tie/grant.html
- The Distance Learning Funding Sourcebook - www.technogrants.com
- Pitsco Technology Education - www.pitsco.com
- At-a-Glance Guide to Grants -
- Community of Science - www.cos.com
- Texas Research Administration Group [TRAM] - http://tram.east.asu.edu/
- Society for Research Administrators - http://sra.rams.com/cws/sra/resource.htm
Annual Register of Grant Support, 32nd Edition, 1999
As part of this activity, Goal #5 team members developed an information sheet showing critical information about a foundation. This information sheet was designed using a matrix format. Included in this matrix were the following:
Activity #2: Use source or sources to develop lsit of likely grant opportunities
In addition to identifying major funding sources, the search strategy included the establishment of funding opportunities categories. Goal #5 team members identified ten funding opportunities categories:
While the search strategy focused on the identification of major funding opportunity sources, the establishment of funding opportunity categories, and the collection of data for the information sheets, it recognized that some other important issues would need to be addressed at a later date. Specifically, the team did not address issues relating to specific uses of funds made availalbe by funding agencies; that is, the team did not attempt to identify if funds could be used for start-up cost, capital cost, maintenance costs, and so on.
Activity #3: Collect and evaluate information about each grant opportunity
As of this date [October 20, 1999] the funding opportunity categories have been identified and Goal #5 team members have been assigned a category or categories as shown in Table I.
Funding Opportunity Category Goal #5 Team member
The task for each team member is to investigate their respective funding opportunity category or categories and in so doing complete two assignments: first, to identify specific funding sources and second, complete the information sheet for those sources that are future funding opportunity targets for this project.
- Government [Federal] (to be determined)
- Telecommunications Companies
- Computer hardware companies
- Computer software companies
- Other Technology companies
- Companies with a higher education focus
- [ eg., teacher education, technology]
- National Foundations
- Regional Foundations
- State Foundations
As of this date, the following have been identified:
Gaol #5 team members have been reviewing funding opportunities on the web and elsewhere. One thing that is apparent is that a useable form needs to be developed so that we can review infomration and make it availalbe to others. One idea is as follows:
Purpose - Target Area - Application Process - Deadline - $$ - Restrictions - Other
Advantages of the above relate to making pertinent information available to aas many individuals as posible through the CED web page. If this model is used, indivduals can visit sites as soon as they appear on the web page. If an individual or group is interested, necessary steps can be taken to dfevelop needed project/organization descriptions.
This week's major activity has been the development of a list of funding sources. So far the list includes the following:
Goal #5 Team members [Barry Griffing, Ed Shroyer and David Mercaldo] are involved in the following tasks:
It is anticipated that by October 1, 1999, Goal #5 Team will have completed the #1 and #2 and that the Team Leader will have a search strategy report ready for discussion.
- Identification of web site sources, such as a.The Foundation Center [www.fdcenter.org]
- Community of Science [www.cos.com]
- Meeting with a representative of the Office of Sponsored Programs at Idaho State University to review the above search strategy and examine non-web site sources.
From: David Mercaldo
Over the last week Goal #5 Team members were contacted about the technology project. This involved notifying Barry Griffing and Ed Schroyer about Goal #5 and specific activities. This contact involved a reminder of their involvement and an overview of what needs to be accomplished. This included a qucik review of the following activities:
Goal #5 team memebrs are interested
in talking with others who might be interested in joining, Goal #5.
"Support Development Team" will be established to identify, evaluate and
share possible consortium, foundation, state and federal grant opportunities
that can be used to sustain and expand project activities. The team will
be composed of 3-4 D/HH Education faculty members who have expressed a
particular interest in this project activity. The team will: a) identify
sources of grant information; b) use those sources to develop a list of
likely grant opportunities for project related activities; c) secure and
evaluate in-depth information from each of those likely sources; d) rank
order the resulting list of likely grant opportunities in relation to probability
of success and grant submission dates and e) share the resulting grant
information at the 2000 ACE-D/HH conference and on the CED Web site.
opportunities that can be used to extend and expand project activities
will be identified, evaluated and shared.
David Mercdaldo – Idaho State University, ID
Barry Griffing - Idaho State University, ID
Ed. Shroyer – University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
Shirin Antia – University of Arizona, AZ
Judy Engelston-Dodd – National Technical Institute for the Deaf, NY
build team; Oct.-Apr.= identify & evaluate funding opportunities; Apr.=
share funding opportunities at the ACE-D/HH conference & receive feedback;
Apr.-Jul.= write & submit 1-3 grant proposals; Jul.= disseminate results
of grant work.
Goal Leader (GL) - David Mercaldo $1,000
3 Team Members (TM) - (to be named) $1,000@
4 students x 150 hrs. @ x $7 = $4,120
4 individuals (i.e., 1 GL
+ 4 TM) x $750@ to attend the 2000 ACE-D/HH conference
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