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FY 2000 Awards


Crisis Services of North Alabama
Creating an easily accessible online human services network to give consumers access to community services.
October 1, 2000; Huntsville, AL; $361,992



University of Alaska Fairbanks
Providing access to museum-sponsored programs via the Internet to students in rural, isolated areas in order for them to gain a better understanding of their own indigenous culture.
October 1, 2000; Fairbanks, AK; $394,775



Round Valley Indian Health Center
Using telemedicine to bring better health care services to a medically underserved, isolated area, which includes an American Indian reservation.
October 1, 2000; Covelo, CA; $140,000



Pangea Foundation
Creating a network to facilitate communication and interaction among organizations serving persons with disabilities.
October 1, 2000; San Diego, CA; $270,000



California State University Fresno Foundation
Addressing high unemployment in a rural area by making training and business education courses available online to low income workers and creating an online business incubator for local businesses.
October 1, 2000; Fresno, CA; $480,000



County Sheriffs of Colorado
Using information technology to establish a statewide, interagency system of victim/offender information that will increase law enforcement capabilities.
October 1, 2000; Longmont, CO; $370,000



Connecticut Association for United Spanish Action, Inc.
Using information technology to give community-based organizations that provide services to a growing Hispanic population access to education and employment information and services.
October 1, 2000; Meriden, CT; $438,000



See Forever Foundation
Using information technology to help residents of a low-income inner city neighborhood solve local problems such as creating access for the elderly and training teens in computer skills.
October 1, 2000; Washington, DC; $395,000



Purdue University
Creating a secure multi-agency network to provide coordinated human services to community residents.
October 1, 2000; West Lafayette, IN; $400,000



Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc.
Using Internet-based technology to create a secure network linking domestic violence shelters to courtrooms thereby allowing victims of domestic abuse to obtain court-ordered protection and access to legal services.
October 1, 2000; Portland, ME; $374,996



Baltimore City Health Department
Creating an interactive database application to help track and therefore reduce the spread of communicable diseases in a metropolitan area.
October 1, 2000; Baltimore, MD; $480,000



Digital Bridge Foundation
Providing low-income families with computers at home as well as training and Internet access, in exchange for community service hours.
October 1, 2000; Roxbury, MA; $395,000



Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Developing a human services case coordination system locally, and then statewide, which includes referral, intake, and eligibility processes for consumers.
October 1, 2000; Boston, MA; $536,500



Michigan State University
Deploying a telemedicine network in rural Michigan to provide cost-efficient mental health services to Medicaid patients.
October 1, 2000; East Lansing, MI; $256,667



Hennepin County
Using smart card technology to increase volunteerism and investment in an underserved urban area by giving residents an incentive to support their local businesses and volunteer at community-based organizations.
October 1, 2000; Minneapolis, MN; $298,000



Mississippi Action for Community Education
Linking community-based organizations in a rural area via the Internet to provide job skills and leadership development to low-income communities.
October 1, 2000; Greenville, MS; $200,000



Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Creating computer access centers and providing computer training to seniors in eight sites across the country.
October 1, 2000; St. Louis, MO; $324,000



Montana District Export Council
Creating a virtual e-business incubator for small and medium sized enterprises in a rural, isolated area.
October 1, 2000; Silver Bow, MT; $400,000



Lincoln Action Program, Inc.
Creating a web portal for information on employment, training, transportation, and English as a second language.
October 1, 2000; Lincoln, NE; $383,919



Rio Arriba Family Care Network, Inc.
Creating an online patient record system to let health care providers in a rural area exchange electronic medical records.
October 1, 2000; Espanola, NM; $533,515



Pueblo of Santa Ana
Using a wireless community network to provide Internet access to the pueblo and information-sharing among tribal government departments.
October 1, 2000; Bernalillo, NM; $487,111



University of Rochester
Using telemedicine in daycare settings to provide consultations between pediatricians and daycare professionals to reduce the frequency of medical emergencies and reduce stress on working parents.
October 1, 2000; Rochester, NY; $330,000



North General Hospital
Using telemedicine technology to enable patients to access pain management medical services from a local hospital and visiting nurse association.
October 1, 2000; New York, NY; $523,343



Southwestern Community College
Providing distance learning opportunities to a rural region by aggregating demand for connectivity.
October 1, 2000; Sylva, NC; $474,928



North Dakota State University
Giving farmers and ranchers access to information technology and Internet-based tools to establish agricultural risk management groups.
October 1, 2000; Fargo, ND; $460,000



Cleveland Museum of Art
Using advanced technology to allow senior citizens and disabled adults to interact in real-time with a variety of cultural events and resources.
October 1, 2000; Cleveland, OH; $545,000



City of Portland
Creating an interactive, continually updated comprehensive electronic catalog of city housing resources to help alleviate homelessness and track affordable housing.
October 1, 2000; Portland, OR; $480,000



Lane Council of Governments
Increasing emergency response time in a rural, mountainous area of the state by using mobile computers and global positioning system (GPS) units.
October 1, 2000; Eugene, OR; $246,612



South Carolina Department of Education
Providing Internet access to poor, rural families in their homes by using donated, refurbished computers.
October 1, 2000; Columbia, SC; $347,316



Rural Alliance, Inc.
Using information technology to provide online resources for pregnant mothers and families with young children in a rural area of the state.
October 1, 2000; Rapid City, SD; $300,000



University of Tennessee at Martin
Creating a virtual learning community in five rural school districts in Tennessee.
October 1, 2000; Martin, TN; $374,000



Metro Nashville-Davidson County Planning Department
Using the web to make local government more accessible to citizens, help them understand complex civic issues, and involve them in community planning activities.
October 1, 2000; Nashville, TN; $424,000



University of Texas Medical Branch
Using information technology to link mental health professionals and service providers in a rural area to provide a continuum of mental health prevention and rehabilitation services.
October 1, 2000; Galveston, TX; $540,000



Suquamish Indian Tribe
Using wireless technology to provide educational services to the tribal families and children.
October 1, 2000; Poulsbo, WA; $410,000



Marshall University Research Corporation
Developing a distance education network to provide greater access to education and workforce development in a rural state.
October 1, 2000; Huntington, WV; $520,952


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