Mobile Mini grant
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At a time of year when LGBTQ+ organizations need more support than ever, PowerOn is launching a mini grant to connect LGBTQ+ organizations and individuals with technology hardware.
Apply to receive up to five devices (laptop, tablet, cell phone) for use by organization staff or program participants at a time of year when it’s needed most.
"The Digital Divide is real and you allowed us to help a few community members connect."
"The technology from PowerOn has allowed us to serve more people virtually."
The purpose of the mini grant is to provide mobile technology that can be used in a center’s physical space, by a staff member working from home, on outreach missions, or by center clients at their residences. The grant is also intended to bridge the gap between immediate tech needs and our regular grant cycle in Spring 2022.
The grant application period will run from January 13, 2022 to January 28, 2022. Awards will be announced beginning February 2. Granted technology will be shipped shortly after awards are announced.
Questions about this opportunity will be answered by email only. Please contact Ellie Bessette, Director of Programs, with any questions.
"The computers from PowerOn have allowed us to have more frequent virtual groups for our LGBT+ youth."
In 2020 the Mini Grant:
Distributed more than 70 devices to 17 grantees
Reached thousands of disconnected LGBTQ+ individuals
Connected the community to food banks, support groups, and health care
Closes January 28
PowerOn Grant Application FAQs
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?
To be eligible for this grant, organizations must:
be a 501(c)(3) organization
be based in the United States or U.S. territories
primarily serve members of the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S. or territories
WHAT DEVICES ARE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS GRANT?
This mini grant is limited to laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Grants are limited to five (5) devices total. PowerOn grants devices themselves and not the funds to purchase devices.
WHAT DEVICES CAN I EXPECT? IS EVERYTHING NEW?
Yes, all devices from PowerOn are new. Usual brands include BLU phones, Lenovo tablets, and HP laptops but vary depending on availability. We are not able to accept requests for particular brands. All devices are sufficient to meet the basic computing and communication needs of the recipients and include WiFi capability and cameras.
ARE SERVICE PLANS OR SOFTWARE INCLUDED?
No, PowerOn does not currently provide service (cell phone plans, data plans, broadband plans, etc.) for granted devices. Devices come with an operating system installed but no other software is included (such as Microsoft Office).
WHAT REPORTING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS GRANT?
All grant recipients are required to submit monthly impact reports of how the granted technology has supported the receiving organization and community. These reports are required for six months after the grant has been distributed (March-August 2022).