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Emergency cell phone grant

PowerOn knows that staying in touch with clients is crucial to providing them the best support. That's why we created our Emergency Cell Phone Grant. 

Organizations that offer emergency or wraparound services can apply to receive up to ten cell phone packages, complete with three months of prepaid service and a food gift card.

"The grant from PowerOn has ensured that more of our folks have access to a phone and is a
critical help."

"Not only was I able to talk with my physicians but it was a way for me  to connect with friends and loved ones and that kept me alive."

"With a cell phone I can get in contact with clients, get them somewhere safe, and make sure they're successful."

The purpose of this grant is to provide cell phones to clients utilizing emergency services who do not have another means of staying connected with the organization. 

This grant operates on a rolling basis. 

Please see answers to Frequently Asked Questions below.

Questions about this opportunity will be answered by email only. Please contact Ellie Bessette, Director of Programs, with any questions. 

Application coming soon

PowerOn Emergency Cell Phone 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

  • offer emergency or wraparound services to clients

WHAT DEVICES ARE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS GRANT?

This grant provides smartphones, three months of prepaid service per phone (on T-Mobile or AT&T network), and a food gift card valid at a number of restaurants.

WHAT DEVICES CAN I EXPECT? IS EVERYTHING NEW?

Yes, all devices from PowerOn are new. Phones are BLU brand. Service is provided via prepaid Tracfone cards.

HOW MANY DEVICES CAN WE RECEIVE?

Centers may apply for up to ten phones at a time. Once these have been distributed and reports are submitted, the center may apply for another ten phones.

WHAT REPORTING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS GRANT?

Upon distribution of each device, grantee must fill out a simple online form to provide anonymous demographic information about the recipient.