FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2003
CONTACT: Daryl Ann Borel, Executive Director of Grant Administration
The Beaumont Foundation of America (BFA) is pleased to announce its 2004 grant process for schools. The Foundation will award state-of-the-art Toshiba-branded technology equipment to educational institutions serving low-income populations in grades K-12.
Education grants, which will be open and competitive, will be available for schools in Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
“We believe, given access to technology and digital information, children—as well as their parents—will have a better opportunity to advance socially, economically and intellectually,” said President and CEO Frank Newton. “Our program addresses the great need for digital equity for underserved populations in the United States.”
In November 2003, the Foundation will accept online Letters of Interest from eligible schools. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit http://www.bmtfoundation.com/grants/ to determine eligibility and to submit a Letter of Interest.
Since 2001, BFA has awarded 1,860 Education, Community and Individual grants in 21 states and the District of Columbia.