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$18.5 MILLION IN GRANTS TO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 13:56:02 -0400
From: Donald Druker

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Mary Hanley (202) 482-4883
                  Karen Kirchgasser (202) 482-7002

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otiahome/tiiap

Commerce Secretary William M. Daley Announces $18.5 Million in Grants to
Non-Profit Organizations, State and Local Governments for Innovative Uses
of Advanced Networking Technologies


Washington, DC - Commerce Secretary William M. Daley today announced $18.5
million in matching grants to 46 non-profit organizations and state and
local governments across the United States. The Commerce Department grants
will fund innovative uses of advanced networking technologies which bring
the benefits of the Information Age to underserved areas of the country.
The projects funded will improve delivery of social services, increase
access to education, reduce the cost of health care, and enhance the
capabilities of public safety officials.

"These grants provide critical seed money to help forge partnerships in
local communities across the country ensuring that telecommunications
technologies live up to their potential by enhancing community services,
health care delivery, civic participation and much more," Secretary Daley
said.

The Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(NTIA) administers the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure
Assistance Program (TIIAP), which awards matching grants annually to
non-profit organizations and state, local and tribal governments, for
innovative, yet practical, projects using information technologies. This
year's 46 grant recipients were chosen from more than 750 applicants. The
$18.5 million in TIIAP funds will be matched by $23.9 million in funding
from non-Federal sources, resulting in a $42.4 million investment in our
nation's information infrastructure.

Vice President Al Gore highlighted two TIIAP grants awarded to California
organizations today. One grant in Los Angeles will give low-income
residents information tools to better their living conditions and a project
in San Francisco will coordinate services to people living with HIV/AIDS
through the use of technology.

"New information technologies can only reach their full potential if they
reach all Americans," Vice President Gore said. "Through these grants, more
Americans will be able to use technology to better themselves, their
communities and our Nation."

"This year's grant recipients are truly leading the way in putting to use
new computer and information technologies to help strengthen our rural and
economically disadvantaged communities," said Larry Irving, Assistant
Secretary of Commerce and Administrator of NTIA. "This year we noticed
several interesting and important trends. We were pleased to see an
increasing number of public safety organizations using networking
technology to enhance their ability to save lives and fight crime. Human
service organizations are collaborating to provide more cost-efficient and
comprehensive services by creating shared, easy-to-use, client-focused
databases. And, rural communities are finding more ways to take advantage
of the opportunities offered by advanced information technology."

Project examples include:

*the Western Identification Network will assist law enforcement officials
in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, California, Washington
and Alaska in tracking down suspects by sharing digitized photos;

*a project in Kansas will connect school nurse offices to physician offices
to ensure that school children have access to basic health care;

*the University of South Florida's plan will create a state-wide database
of health information to track health indicators and allocate resources
more effectively;

*a project in Vermont will use network technology to connect artists as
mentors to provide arts education to rural schools;

*the State of Indiana will engage young people in the democratic process
through network technology;

*and  the City of Lansing's unique networking partnership involving the
police department and citizen leaders will provide the community with
timely public safety information.

The TIIAP program was initiated in 1994. Since then, it has awarded $118
million in matching funds that has spurred nearly $280 million in total
investments. Descriptions of each of the 46 grants, along with contact
information, are posted on NTIA's website at

Bernadette McGuire-Rivera, Administrator of NTIA's Office of
Telecommunications and Information Applications, encourages people who are
interested in learning about the grant program to visit the website at:

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otiahome/tiiap

or call 202-482-2048 for more information.

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NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS


Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 13:56:02 -0400

From: Donald Druker 


For Immediate Release:


Contact: Mary Hanley (202) 482-4883

                  Karen Kirchgasser (202) 482-7002 


http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otiahome/tiiap 

</paraindent>

Commerce Secretary William M. Daley Announces $18.5 Million in Grants
to Non-Profit Organizations, State and Local Governments for Innovative
Uses of Advanced Networking Technologies 



Washington, DC - Commerce Secretary William M. Daley today announced
$18.5 million in matching grants to 46 non-profit organizations and
state and local governments across the United States. The Commerce
Department grants will fund innovative uses of advanced networking
technologies which bring the benefits of the Information Age to
underserved areas of the country. The projects funded will improve
delivery of social services, increase access to education, reduce the
cost of health care, and enhance the capabilities of public safety
officials. 


"These grants provide critical seed money to help forge partnerships in
local communities across the country ensuring that telecommunications
technologies live up to their potential by enhancing community
services, health care delivery, civic participation and much more,"
Secretary Daley said. 


The Department's National Telecommunications and Information
Administration (NTIA) administers the Telecommunications and
Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP), which awards
matching grants annually to non-profit organizations and state, local
and tribal governments, for innovative, yet practical, projects using
information technologies. This year's 46 grant recipients were chosen
from more than 750 applicants. The $18.5 million in TIIAP funds will be
matched by $23.9 million in funding from non-Federal sources, resulting
in a $42.4 million investment in our nation's information
infrastructure. 


Vice President Al Gore highlighted two TIIAP grants awarded to
California organizations today. One grant in Los Angeles will give
low-income residents information tools to better their living
conditions and a project in San Francisco will coordinate services to
people living with HIV/AIDS through the use of technology. 


"New information technologies can only reach their full potential if
they reach all Americans," Vice President Gore said. "Through these
grants, more Americans will be able to use technology to better
themselves, their communities and our Nation." 


"This year's grant recipients are truly leading the way in putting to
use new computer and information technologies to help strengthen our
rural and economically disadvantaged communities," said Larry Irving,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Administrator of NTIA. "This year
we noticed several interesting and important trends. We were pleased to
see an increasing number of public safety organizations using
networking technology to enhance their ability to save lives and fight
crime. Human service organizations are collaborating to provide more
cost-efficient and comprehensive services by creating shared,
easy-to-use, client-focused databases. And, rural communities are
finding more ways to take advantage of the opportunities offered by
advanced information technology." 


Project examples include: 


*the Western Identification Network will assist law enforcement
officials in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, California,
Washington and Alaska in tracking down suspects by sharing digitized
photos; 


*a project in Kansas will connect school nurse offices to physician
offices to ensure that school children have access to basic health
care;


*the University of South Florida's plan will create a state-wide
database of health information to track health indicators and allocate
resources more effectively; 


*a project in Vermont will use network technology to connect artists as
mentors to provide arts education to rural schools; 


*the State of Indiana will engage young people in the democratic
process through network technology;


*and  the City of Lansing's unique networking partnership involving the
police department and citizen leaders will provide the community with
timely public safety information. 


The TIIAP program was initiated in 1994. Since then, it has awarded
$118 million in matching funds that has spurred nearly $280 million in
total investments. Descriptions of each of the 46 grants, along with
contact information, are posted on NTIA's website at 


Bernadette McGuire-Rivera, Administrator of NTIA's Office of
Telecommunications and Information Applications, encourages people who
are interested in learning about the grant program to visit the website
at: 


http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otiahome/tiiap 


or call 202-482-2048 for more information.


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