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Equal Access Computer Grants Initiative Proposals Being Accepted Now!!!

Proposal Deadline December 3, 2001

September 2001

Computer Grants Initiative to Supply Computers to 100 Qualified Community-Based Organizations (CBOs)

The National Minority AIDS Council is pleased to announce the third year of its partnership with the National Institute of Health's Office on AIDS Research (OAR; http://www.nih.gov/od/oar) to provide 100 CBOs in the U.S., its territories and possessions with computer equipment and Internet access to enhance HIV/AIDS knowledge on research, prevention and treatment programs for people living with HIV/AIDS, through the Equal Access Computer Grants Initiative.

The Equal Access Computer Grants Initiative is intended to help minority CBOs tap into the Internet's potential to enhance opportunities for learning, collaboration, technical assistance and the distribution of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment information. Unfortunately, many minority HIV/AIDS organization have been unable to develop the resources and skills to use the Internet effectively. Internet content for these organizations and their clients has been sorely lacking.

The Equal Access Computer Grants Initiative seeks to address these problems by:

  • Furnishing computer hardware and Internet access to up to 100 minority community-based organizations (CBOs).

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  • Creating and maintaining targeted online content to benefit these and hundreds of other CBOs, relevant to improving HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention education and related health outcomes.


Eligibility

Only NMAC member organizations with a demonstrated history of serving minority populations for not less than two years in the U.S. and its territories, with 501(c)(3) status are eligible to participate in the Computer Grants Program. However, if your organization is not a member, you can join before the application deadline in order to be eligible. (Please note: Participants who have previously been awarded grants are ineligible.)


How to Apply

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) have been distributed via mail to NMAC's mailing list and are available on NMAC's Website (http://www.nmac.org).


Important Dates and Application Instructions

All applications must be received in NMAC's offices by 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2001. All organizations should submit their original application, with 5 copies and one copy of the organizations 501(c)(3) letter. Due to the large volume of applications expected, NMAC cannot accept applications sent via fax or email. Applicants will be notified of final decisions on or before February 15, 2002. Please do not call NMAC in the interim to request the status of your application.

We anticipate another successful year working with you in the Equal Access Computer Grants Initiative. For more information, please contact William Johnson at 202-483-6622 ext. 357 or wjohnson@nmac.org. Visit: http://www.nmac.org/equal_access/eai_info.htm.



  
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This article was provided by National Minority AIDS Council. Visit NMAC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
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