WILMINGTON IS WORKING
EQUITABLE TECHNOLOGY FUND
ABOUT THE FUND
Wilmington Alliance sponsors city-based workforce development initiatives through funding, technical assistance and partnership development. Established through an anchor sponsorship by Barclays US Consumer Bank, the Wilmington is Working Equitable Technology Fund will support Workforce Development Programming to continue training and implementation through the COVID-19 pandemic by navigating the digital divide. The continuation of programs via virtual access would increase equitable access to training to mitigate and sustain the trajectory of skills acquisition and employment for many of our marginalized citizens in Wilmington.
The Wilmington is Working Equitable Technology Fund is structured to assist City-of-Wilmington-serving 501©3 organizations that address workforce training and placement needs for adults and out of school youth.
Funds awarded must be used to access technology, hardware and virtual connectivity for existing and emerging workforce training programs who are able to deliver training to learners virtually.
Target organizations must document being located in Wilmington, DE and/or serving Wilmington-area residents through its workforce development programming.
Funding awarded to programs will be earmarked for technology access through an existing pipeline with the local vendor,
NERDiT NOW. There is no maximum award amount, however applicants must include the number of learners being served, which will determine the award amount.
The Wilmington is Working Equitable Technology Fund will generally not consider proposals to fund:
Grants directly to individuals.
Programs that exclusively serve religious purposes, although religious organizations providing non-religious community services will be considered.
Programs that are part of the Delaware Department of Education and serve youth in school.
Grants for programs not yet formed or in the “idea” stage.
Applications are accepted online on a rolling basis.
An organization may submit only one grant request at a time.
Applications are projected to be awarded on a biweekly basis subject to funding availability.
The Wilmington Alliance has assembled a Review Committee who will utilize a decision document to evaluate applications and make award determinations.
Upon award, the Wilmington Alliance will issue an MOU agreement that includes next steps for fund disbursement, partnership parameters with vendor NERDiT NOW, and reporting requirements.
Please note: Funds awarded through this grant must be utilized to procure the proposed hardware and technology from pre-selected vendor NERDiT NOW. All parameters will be documented and agreed upon through a Memorandum of Understanding after a funding decision has been made.
The Alliance wants to continue to collaborate with your organization through technical assistance, expanded support and navigation of additional resources.
Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org