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FY 2000 Awards


1.

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

 

2.

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

 

3.

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

 

4.

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

 

5.

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

 

6.

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

 

7.

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

 

8.

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

 

9.

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

 

10.

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

 

11.

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

 

12.

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

 

13.

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

 

14.

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

 

15.

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

 

16.

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

 

17.

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

 

18.

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

 

19.

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

 

20.

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

 

21.

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

 

22.

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

 

23.

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

 

24.

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

 

25.

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

 

26.

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

 

27.

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

 

28.

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

 

29.

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

 

30.

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

 

31.

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

 

32.

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

 

33.

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

 

34.

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

 

35.

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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