|Grants Available for
Individuals in Nebraska and 21 other states will be
eligible to receive Internet-capable computer hardware
free of charge under a foundation program dedicated to
changing lives through technology.
The Beaumont Foundation of America (BFA) is a charity
committed to improving the lives of individuals by
providing a computer with Internet capability. These
grants serve the most vulnerable populations living the
United States. BFA believes that giving people access to
technology is important and has the potential to change
their lives significantly.
BFA will give away almost 2000 technology packages in
2003 to individuals living in Nebraska and 21 additional
states. In 2004 the remaining states will get their
chance to receive the computer equipment.
Grant applications and supporting documentation will be
accepted through March 31, 2003 for those residing in
Nebraska. Factors to be considered in awarding grants
include income, a strong need for technology equipment,
and a place to use the equipment.
The demand for computers is far greater than the supply.
To increase the chances of success, the Foundation
suggests a few guidelines. Applications must be
completely and clearly filled out in English, and all
required supporting documents should accompany the
Individuals will be required to supply a copy of their
birth certificate or social security card, 2000-2001 Tax
return and W-2 form, the most recent electricity and
telephone bill for the household, and an income
Those interested in applying should contact the Beaumont
Foundation of America by phone, 866.505.2667 or visit
their website at
www.bmtfoundation.com . Look for “2003 Individual
Grants.” Note that separate categories for schools and
communities are also available for this grant program.
Applicants will be notified by May 30, 2003 if they
received the grant. The equipment – a Toshiba brand
laptop computer and printer, a printer cable and mouse,
and office software programs – will be shipped in late