2016 Grant for Technology Opportunities Program Awardees

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Name 2016 Grant for Technology Opportunities Program Awardees
Attribution Office of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs - Digital Inclusion Programs
Category Neighborhood
Tags grants, technology, digital inclusion, awards, programs, non-profit
Created 2016-04-15T20:16:33Z
Publication Date 2016-04-15T20:37:26Z

Description

GTOPs provides matching grant funds to Austin organizations for projects that create digital opportunities and foster digital inclusion.

The goals of the program are to:

? Provide public access to computers and information technology, especially among underserved segments of our community. ? Provide information technology literacy, education, and training. ? Use information and communication technologies in innovative ways to serve the Austin community. ? Address the 2014 Digital Inclusion Strategic Plan Goals.

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| Yes      | numeric metric | funding_award                                                                        | Funding Award                                                                                | money     | money       |
| Yes      | series tag     | program_description                                                                  | Program Description                                                                          | html      | html        |
| Yes      | series tag     | imagine_austin_priority                                                              | Imagine Austin Priority                                                                      | html      | html        |
| Yes      | series tag     | program_outcome                                                                      | Program Outcome                                                                              | html      | html        |
| Yes      | series tag     | 2nd_program_outcome                                                                  | 2nd Program Outcome                                                                          | html      | html        |
| Yes      | series tag     | 3rd_program_outcome                                                                  | 3rd Program Outcome                                                                          | html      | html        |
| Yes      | series tag     | top_tier_priority_program_area_served                                                | Top Tier Priority Program Area Served                                                        | html      | html        |
| Yes      | series tag     | second_tier_priority_program_area_served                                             | Second Tier Priority Program Area Served                                                     | html      | html        |
| Yes      | numeric metric | total_community_investment_matching_grant_amounts_requested                          | TOTAL Community Investment (Matching + Grant Amounts Requested)                              | money     | money       |
| Yes      | numeric metric | ratio_of_gtops_to_program_cost                                                       | Ratio of GTOPs to Program Cost                                                               | number    | number      |
| Yes      | numeric metric | proposed_percent_of_matching_funds                                                   | Proposed Percent of Matching Funds                                                           | number    | number      |

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Value = 2016
Format & Zone = yyyy

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| organization_program_name_budget_funding_award_match_total_2016_community_investment | funding_award | program_description                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             | imagine_austin_priority                  | program_outcome                                                                                                                                                                                           | 2nd_program_outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           | 3rd_program_outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 | top_tier_priority_program_area_served | second_tier_priority_program_area_served | total_community_investment_matching_grant_amounts_requested | ratio_of_gtops_to_program_cost | proposed_percent_of_matching_funds | 
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| Boys Souts of America Capitol Area Council                                           |               | The Austin Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Scout Camp, a collaboration with the Capitol Area Council, BSA, the Girl Scouts of Central Texas and Anderson High School, is asking for funding to cover the cost of food, transportation and a portion of scholarships for up to 187 low income and underserved youth. Funding will primarily go to low income youth coming to the camp as part of our new year round STEM Scouts program. | Creative Economy                         | The camp will provide scholarships for low income youth during all 5 weeks of camp covering $250 of the $325 total cost.                                                                                  | The camp will make scholarships available for at least 30% of the participants of the camp or 37.5 youth weekly.                                                                                                                                                                                              | The camp will provide education in STEAM topics to 100% of the participants.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        | Education & Workforce                 | Arts, Culture and Community              | 280460                                                      | 0.09                           | 104.94                             | 
| Austin Free-Net                                                                      |               | The Getting It Done program will provide critically needed adult basic education (ABE) support and digital literacy training for the homeless and transient population at Front Step?s Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH).                                                                                                                                                                                                                          | Economic Development                     | This program will employ an iterative review and evaluation process through monthly meetings between Front Steps and Austin Free-Net.                                                                     | Client progress within the digital literacy track will be evaluated through an ongoing assessment process, which will be tracked with AFN?s client management system.                                                                                                                                         | New clients will take part in an oral assessment that identifies skill level, needs, and any real or perceived barriers to their technology success. This intake process will facilitate the development of a personal curriculum plan.                                                                             | Education & Workforce                 | Public Access & Civil Engagement         | 49500                                                       | 0.5                            | 281.47000000000003                 | 
| HACA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.                                                    |               | The Lab Apprenticeship Program employs a train-the-trainer model that provides 17 public housing residents with training in computer lab management and facilitation. Program participants apply these skills by assisting public housing residents utilizing community-based computer labs located on HACA properties.                                                                                                                                         | Economic Development                     | 417 unduplicated residents of public housing receive training and/or assistance through the program                                                                                                       | 17 apprentices successfully completing the 24 hour initial training                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           | 70% of apprentices increase their professional technology skills                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    | Education & Workforce                 | Social, Health & Well-Being              | 50300                                                       | 0.49                           | 100                                | 
| The Arc of the Capital Area                                                          |               | The Digital Media Arts Education Lab at The Arc of the Capital Area provides student-centered technology training in both an intensive lab setting and as part of a professional artist program to enable people with I/DD to master digital and pre-employment skills that will increase their employability.                                                                                                                                                  | Economic Development                     | Identify community partners for professional development partnerships (student projects), begin cultivation.                                                                                              | Build awareness of the program in the community through participation in digital inclusion workgroup, program staff at The Arc, partnerships with other organizations, social media with the goal of bringing in additional lab users.                                                                        | Identify apprenticeship/mentorship opportunities for advanced students using connections in the digital inclusion workgroup, The Arc?s board members, University of Texas Cowboys, Easter Seals.                                                                                                                    | Education & Workforce                 | Arts, Culture and Community              | 61100                                                       | 0.4                            | 1163.72                            | 
| Easter Seals - Central Texas, Inc                                                    |               | Easter Seals Central Texas (ESCT) in partnership with Austin Free-Net, will provide computers, internet access and computer training, for economically disadvantaged and low-income people with disabilities. These items will be provided as part of the self-sufficiency package required for each household enrolled in ESCT?s Tenant Based Rental Assistance program.                                                                                       | Invest in a Compact and Connected Austin | This program will employ an iterative review and evaluation process through monthly meetings between ESCT and Austin Free-Net.                                                                            | Clients will undergo pre/ post assessments of computer literacy to measure students? digital aptitude.                                                                                                                                                                                                        | The program trainer will record and track the assessments and learning outcomes for each client, using a student management system.                                                                                                                                                                                 | Public Access and Civic Engagement    | Education & Workforce                    | 52902                                                       | 0.46                           | 100                                | 
| Texas Folklife Resources                                                             |               | ?Stories From Deep in the Heart? is a collaborative project of Texas Folklife with the Austin Independent School District and KUT 90.5FM Austin that provides in-depth communication technology and audio documentary training to students and teachers at AISD schools, with a focus on low-income communities. Participants create broadcast-quality documentaries on local or family traditions.                                                             | Creative Economy                         | 5-day institute for 15 teachers and 5 students will feature experienced radio producer and folklorist Rachel Hopkin as guest instructor. Participants will learn all aspects of producing an audio story. | Teson and Texas Folklife staff will hold 1 district-wide, 90-minute ?Stories? in-service workshop for 10-15 AISD teachers.                                                                                                                                                                                    | Students will promote their stories on our PRX site (Public Radio Exchange), Texas Folklife website and ?Stories? Tumblr blog, facebook and twitter pages. They will pitch their stories to local public radio stations (KUT and KOOP) and be available for interviews if their stories are selected for broadcast. | Arts, Culture & Community             | Education & Workforce                    | 84300                                                       | 0.28999999999999998            | 1581.92                            | 
| Knowbility, Inc.                                                                     |               | ATSTAR is an online professional development training course for educators. Its purpose is to improve educational and social outcomes for students with disabilities. ATSTAR is a student-centered professional development model, created to improve educational, social, and vocational outcomes for students with disabilities. ATSTAR teaches multi-disciplinary school-based teams to make evidence-based decisions about AT solutions for their students. | Economic Development                     | Gather baseline data on AT expertise in Austin Independent School District                                                                                                                                | Introduce the ATSTAR online curriculum and support system to school districts to help school based teams learn to meet the technology access needs of K-12 students with disabilities. This includes distributing the ATSTAR program throughout school districts for no-charge or at a greatly reduced price. | Support the online learning with facilitated train-the-trainer sessions and an active online community of practice.                                                                                                                                                                                                 | Education & Workforce                 | Social, Health, & Well-Being             | 45450                                                       | 0.5                            | 100                                | 
| Meals on Wheels and More, Inc                                                        |               | Meals on Wheels and More respectfully requests $20,000 in funding from the GTOPS program to help fund our pilot program, Technology for Seniors, which helps connect homebound elderly adults connect with the internet. MOWAM provides tablets, internet sign up, and tech support for our eligible and interested clients.                                                                                                                                    | Healthy Austin                           | Hire part time Project Manager for MOWAM Technology Project (8-10 hours per week)                                                                                                                         | Enlist volunteers to help initially with in-home training; answer questions from clients; visit clients a minimum of one time a week for 8 weeks.                                                                                                                                                             | Purchase of additional tablets for senior pilot technology program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  | Social, Health, and Well-Being        | Public Access and Civic Engagement       | 46187                                                       | 0.36                           | 231.42                             | 
| Austin Children's Museum                                                             |               | EdExchange offers professional development for educators working with Austin's low-income, culturally diverse youth. During the Spring Thinkery delivers experiences to strengthen 300+ students' knowledge of technology and related skills by learning coding, digital fabrication, 3D printing, circuitry, robotics and more to advance their academic and professional futures.                                                                             | Creative Economy                         | Thinkery will deliver a 5-part professional development series to 20 educators to empower them to deliver creative applications of technology to their students.                                          | Evidence of students using 21st century skills (collaboration, creative problem solving, critical thinking, and communication) using modern technology to solve challenges.                                                                                                                                   | Thinkery will work with educators to develop and deliver programming activities to 300+ students.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   | Education & Workforce                 | Public Access and Civic Engagement       | 90836                                                       | 0.27                           | 247.36                             |