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.
Apply to receive a smartphone (with one year of service), tablet, or Chromebook.
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.
Please see FAQs below. Questions about this opportunity will be answered by email only. Please contact Ellie Bessette, Director of Programs, with any questions.
PowerOn Grant Application FAQs
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?
Any U.S. resident who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is eligible to apply for this grant.
WHAT DEVICES ARE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS GRANT?
This grant provides phones with one year of prepaid service, tablets, and Chromebooks (or similar 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.
WHAT REPORTING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS GRANT?
Phone recipients must provide PowerOn with phone number after activating phone
Must submit survey every six months with progress/impact report for one year (two reports total)
Grant recipients will receive a Target or Amazon gift card for survey completion
Option to submit a video report (which we may share on social media) for additional gift card