Information technology grants are available from a variety of sources including local, state, and federal governments, as well as private and corporate foundations and trusts. In the U.S. there are over 400 private and corporate foundations that give information technology grants. Information technology grants have been awarded to all kinds of nonprofits including art councils, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency medical services, elementary/secondary schools, colleges, universities, churches, health care providers, and government agencies. To learn more about private and corporate foundations that give information technology grants look in the Foundation Directory at your local library.
At the local and state government level there are several places to go for information technology grants because technology is an integral part of every program and service delivered. The Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Development, Small Business Development, County Commissioners, Department of Education, Department of Transportation, all have funding that can often be used towards information technology grants.
Most people think if they want to buy technology they need to search for information technology grants, but the truth is nearly all grants and grant makers allow for the purchase of technology. Most foundations and federal agencies limit the amount of budget that can be allocated to equipment or information technology. Because information technology grants are in such high demand, USGG has created an entire community for people interested in Technology Grants. The Technology Grants Community is free and offers blogs, videos, grant writer recommendations, product information, and weekly technology grants opportunity updates for law enforcement, fire departments, healthcare, education, disabled people, environment, Native Americans, and Native Hawaiians.
USGG is experienced in writing information technology grants. Its founder and lead instructor, Beverly Santicola, has a track record of success in writing grants for elementary-secondary education, healthcare, science, economic development, and labor-management cooperation.
In her grant writing workshops, Santicola shares the secrets to her success and provides students with samples of many of her award-winning technology grant proposals. In
the workshops, she shares stories of unique and creative proposals that generated over $1 million in information technology grants. With one project that taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to build computers in less than 30 minutes, and also taught them to teach other 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students how to build computers, Santicola demonstrates how
technology can increase student learning outcomes by as much as 22% in science in just two years, as well as increase learning outcomes in all core curriculum. Workshop participants receive workbooks that include a copy of the curriculum for this project and also the process flow chart that was created by the 4th grade students.