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Community Benefits Access to Technology Grant Program: Request for Proposals (RFP)

The submission period for the Access to Technology Grant program is now closed, and applications are under review.

Proposals must focus on improving access to and knowledge of technology in our region. Eligible proposals may include the following:

  • Hardware
    • Laptops/Desktops
    • Wi-Fi capabilities
    • Storage
    • Accessories such as mouses, keyboards, printers
  • Software licenses
    • Operating systems
    • Language processor
    • Virtual meeting platforms
  • Trainings to support knowledge of technology
    • Virtual trainings that provide education on an identified community need
    • Virtual trainings to education on the use of new technology platforms
  • Improved access to technology
    • Provide opportunities for continuing education, vocational training and attaining employment

Community Benefit Impact Opportunity Request for Proposals (RFP)

This is a competitive grant process focused on addressing unmet health needs on the South Coast. Grant proposals must align with the health priority areas identified in the current year’s RFP. 

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To learn more about last year’s grantees and see how grant funding is being used, see below.

2020 Recipients:

  • Calmer Choice
  • Child and Family Services, Inc
  • Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS) in collaboration with Wareham Area Committee for the Homeless (WACH)
  • Greater Fall River Community Food Pantry, Inc
  • Institute for Health and Recovery, Inc
  • Katie Brown Educational Program
  • Marion Institute
  • Meeting Street Massachusetts
  • Samaritans of Fall River/New Bedford, Inc
  • Steppingstone, Inc
  • United Neighbors of Fall River
  • Veterans Transition House
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited
  • YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts

Past Recipients

2019 Recipients

  • Acushnet Council on Aging
  • Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Fall River
  • Boy’s and Girl’s Club of New Bedford
  • City of New Bedford Community Services Department
  • Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts
  • Father Bill’s & Mainstream (FBMS) in collaboration with Wareham Area Committee for the Homeless (WACH)
  • Grace Church: Laundry of Love
  • Greater New Bedford Community Health Center (GNBCHC)
  • Immigrants Assistance Center
  • Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford: Drug Free New Bedford
  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Massachusetts: SPARK
  • Our Sisters School
  • People Inc.: Diabetes Association, Inc.
  • SSTAR: Family Health Center
  • Steppingstone Incorporated
  • United Neighbors of Fall River
  • YMCA Southcoast: Gleason
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited

2018 Recipients

  • Acushnet Council on Aging
  • Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Fall River
  • Boy’s and Girl’s Club of New Bedford/Wareham
  • City of New Bedford Community Services Department
  • City of New Bedford Parks and Recreation Department
  • City of New Bedford Police Department
  • Coastal Food Shed
  • Coastline Elderly Services
  • Community Boating Center, Inc.
  • Cultural Consultants & Buttonwood Park Neighborhood Association
  • Diabetes Association, Inc.
  • Diapers N’ Things
  • Family Service Association
  • Greater Fall River RE-CREATION
  • Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
  • Groundwork Southcoast
  • Henry Lord Community School
  • Immigrants Assistance Center
  • Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford/ Drug Free New Bedford
  • Junior Achievement of SEMA/ Alfred J. Gomes School
  • Katie Brown Educational Program
  • NorthStar Learning Centers, Inc.
  • Old Rochester Regional School District
  • Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction
  • PACE New Bedford
  • Rise Up for Homes
  • Rochester Police Department
  • Saint Vincent’s Home
  • Samaritans of Fall River/ New Bedford, Inc.
  • Steppingstone Incorporated
  • The Marion Institute
  • United Neighbors of Fall River
  • Wareham Area Committee for the Homeless               
  • Wareham School Department
  • Woods at Wareham/ South Shore Advocacy Center
  • YEAH! Corps
  • YMCA Southcoast Fall River             
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited
  • YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts

2017 Recipients

  • Boys and Girls Club of Fall River
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Bedford/Wareham
  • Bristol Elder Services
  • Child and Family Services
  • Citizens for Citizens, Inc: Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Community Foundation of Southeastern MA: The Southcoast LGBTQ Network
  • Dartmouth Board of Health
  • Fall River Public Schools: Fall River Parent Academy
  • Fall River Public Schools: Health and PE Department
  • Fall River Re-Creation
  • Grace Episcopal Church: Laundry Love
  • Healthy Tri-Town Coalition
  • Immigrants Assistance Center
  • Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford
  • Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts
  • Marion Council on Aging
  • The Marion Institute
  • Mayor’s Youth Council
  • New Bedford Community Service Department
  • New Bedford Parks and Recreation
  • PACE New Bedford
  • People Incorporated-Diabetes Association, Inc.
  • River to Recovery
  • South Shore Women’s Center
  • SSTAR
  • Steppingstone Incorporated
  • United Neighbors of Fall River
  • Wareham School Department
  • YMCA Southcoast
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited
  • YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts

2016 Recipients

  • Boys and Girls Club of Fall River
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Bedford
  • Coastline Elder Services
  • Drug Free New Bedford: Greater New Bedford Inter-Church Council
  • Family Services Association
  • Grace Episcopal Church
  • Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community
  • Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
  • High Point
  • Immigrants Assistance Center
  • Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts
  • Learn to Cope
  • Marion Institute
  • Mass in Motion New Bedford
  • People Incorporated
  • Southeastern Massachusetts SER Jobs for Progress
  • Trips for Kids New Bedford
  • United Neighbors of Fall River
  • Wareham School Department
  • YMCA Southcoast
  • Youth Build Fall River
  • YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts