"Technology plays a very important role in education," says John Sundstrom, President of MiCTA. "As a technology focused organization, we're pleased to support our K-12 and Library members in a way that allows them to introduce new technologies into the classrooms. In the 2013 grant cycle, we've actually increased the amount of support available."
The MiCTA K-12/Library Technology Impact Grant seeks to provide up to $25,000 in matching funds for a proposal that will help introduce a technology or service that is currently under a MiCTA contract to a current MiCTA K-12 or Library member.
A second, separate grant – the MiCTA K-12/Library Technology Innovation Grant – will provide as much as $25,000 in matching funds for a proposal that uses one or more of MiCTA's contracted products to create an innovative technological solution or application that can be used as a model for other MiCTA members.
The grant program will accept applications from MiCTA members until April 30, 2013. Recipients will be notified sometime in August 2013. Non-members that wish to submit a proposal must also submit a membership application with their grant materials. For more information regarding the grant program, including application materials, grant guidelines and eligibility requirements, please visit the MiCTA website at http://www.mictatech.org.
MiCTA, located at 515 North Washington Avenue, Suite 405 in Saginaw, MI, represents thousands of higher education, K-12, healthcare, library, governmental and charitable entities. Nationally, MiCTA seeks to resolve common voice, video and data issues, provide helpful information, participate in legislative and regulatory telecommunications advocacy, and negotiate discounted purchase contracts for telecommunications and technology services for its members. For more information, please visit the MiCTA Web site, http://www.mictatech.org.