individual Tech grant
Surviving, let alone thriving, in today's society requires connection. A phone, tablet, or laptop is essential for completing schoolwork, applying for jobs, staying in touch with friends and family, and accessing vital online services like healthcare. While essential, these devices are often out of reach for many. PowerOn wants to provide the LGBTQ+ community with the technology it needs to survive and thrive.
The PowerOn Individual Tech Grant provides life-saving and life-changing technology (cell phones, tablets, and laptops) to LGBTQ+ individuals for personal use.
Apply to receive:
"The tech will help me with school. I believe it will be easier to manage a tablet than a laptop. I hope to be able to get the
best grades and make my parents proud."
"The laptop will help me with my education, earning my GED, getting a job, and help me better myself as a person"
"This tech will help me with school and working from home. I will be able to use the laptop to complete my assignments and attend class and work during work hours"
This grant operates on a monthly rolling basis. Applications are accepted at all times but will be reviewed monthly in the order they were received. Any qualifying applications not awarded a grant will be carried over to the next month's pool. 2023 applications will open September 22nd, 2023 and will close December 12th, 2023.
Please see FAQs and "How to Apply Successfully - Guide" below. Questions about this opportunity will be answered by email only. Please contact Samantha Sygier, Programs Coordinator, with any questions.
PowerOn Grant Application FAQs
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS? TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS GRANT APPLICANTS MUST:
Identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community
Be a resident of the US
Be over the age of 16
Be referred through an establishment such as an LGBTQ+ center, social service organization, school, university, etc. Referrals can be made by case managers, organization staff, teachers, counselors, advisors, professors, etc. If you have questions regarding whether your entity qualifies to make referrals please submit them here.
WHAT DEVICES ARE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS GRANT?
This grant provides smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
WHAT REPORTING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS GRANT?
Phone recipients must provide PowerOn with phone number after activating phone
All grant recipients must submit two impact surveys which will be sent at three and six months as of receiving their device.
Option to submit a video report (which we may share on social media). Those who submit a video report will qualify to receive a gift card.
HOW MANY DEVICES CAN I APPLY FOR?
Each applicant may apply for one device within a 12 month period.