Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Grant Proposal: Regions Bank Community Foundation (BDPA Greater Birmingham)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) partnered with BDPA Greater Birmingham chapter (president, LaDonna Crum) to submit a $5,000 grant proposal to the Regions Bank Community Foundation. BDPA Greater Birmingham was named 2014 Developing Chapter of the Year at our 36th Annual BDPA Technology Conference held earlier this year in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Our proposal focused on growing the Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program in Birmingham, Alabama. The objective of our SITES program is to effectively use technology to stimulate and sustain the interest of young people in science and technology. SITES works with children from disadvantaged backgrounds to provide them with science, technology, engineering and math skills development needed to be productive, engaged members of our future workforce.

Our understanding is that proposals are considered throughout the year with decisions made in about 45 days. Please wish us well in this funding effort! It is worth noting that BETF seeks to obtain funding for BDPA programs, scholarships and services across the nation. Contact the BETF executive director if you have questions or wish to discuss further.

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