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                                       COVER SHEET
GRANT REQUEST                                  PROJECT DURATION
$73,022                                        Start Date:                     End Date:
                                               July 1, 2008                    June 30, 2009
Legal Name (As reported to the IRS):                                           Telephone Number:
Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council                                  773-373-2842
Address:                                                                       Fax Number:
3501 South King Drive, Suite 1 East                                            773-373-2827
City:                                          State:                          Zip + 4:
Chicago                                        Illinois                        60653-1128
County: Cook                                   Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN):
X Mr.                                          First name:                     Last Name:
 Ms.                                          Norman                          Montgomery
 Dr.
 Other
Title:                                         Telephone Number:               Fax Number:
Program Manager                                773-902-2283                    773-373-2827
Address: 3501 South King Drive, Suite 1 East

Email Address (REQUIRED):

City:                                          State:                          Zip + 4:
Chicago                                        Illinois                        60653-1128

X Mr.                                          First name:                     Last Name:
 Ms.                                          Harold                          Lucas
 Dr.
 Other
Title:                                         Telephone Number:               Fax Number:
President                                      773-373-2842                    773-373-2827

3501 South King Drive, Suite 1 East.

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City:                                          State:                          Zip + 4:
Chicago                                        Illinois                        60653-1128

                 TABLE OF CONTENTS

A. Cover Sheet                                      Page 1

B. Table of Contents                                Page 2

C. Project Summary                                  Page 3

D. Description of Service Area – Eligibility Form   Page 4-5

E. Project Narrative (20 Page Maximum)
     1. Description of Applicant                    Page 6
     2. Description of Geographic Area Served       Page 8
     3. Description of Community Support            Page 10
     4. Statement of Work                           Page11
     5. Applicant Funding History                   Page

F. Implementation Schedule                          Page 20

G. Description of Project Outcomes                  Page 21

H. Budget
    1. Line Item Budget Request                     Page 22
    2. Detailed Budget Justification                Page 23

I. Applicant Certifications / Signature             Page 25

J. Support Letters (Optional Attachment)            Attachment 1

                                PROJECT SUMMARY

  In the box below provide a one paragraph (single space) summary of your project. The summary
  will be used to produce briefing materials for DCEO management and the Governor’s office.
  This summary should include the following information:

  1. Identify the applicant agency.
  2. Indicate the type of organization (e.g., not-for-profit).
  3. Identify the area to be served (including community areas if in Chicago).
  4. Describe the target population to be trained, including the proposed number of participants
     (low-income, less educated, minorities, disables etc.)
  5. Briefly describe the proposed computer-related training.
  6. Indicate the planned period of performance.
  7. Indicate the amount of grant funds being requested and the amount of matching funds, if
     proposed, being provided by the applicant.

The Black Metropolis Convention and Tourism Council (BMC&TC) as fiscal agent seeks
funding to allow the Southside Technology Cooperative (STECO) to operate, manage, and
service a community technology center at its site at 35th and King Drive in the Bronzeville
Community. STECO unites a group of experienced technology teachers and professionals
over the platform of bringing technology skills and services to the mainly underserved
residents of its Southside community. The proposed Southside Technology Cooperative
Community Technology Center (STECO-TECH) will 1) provide computer literacy courses
and IC3 certification training through a combined curriculum of IC3 basic computer literacy
courses and hands-on basic computer hardware courses to primarily underserved African
American residents in the immediate Douglas, Oakland, and Grand Crossing communities. 2)
STECO-TECH will pursue an innovative partnership with the nearby Center of Higher
Development, Inc. (COHD) Lake Grove Village Apartments CTC, whereby STECO-TECH
will provide IC3 training and hands-on basic computer hardware training to the Center of
Higher Development participants and will commit to sending its CTC participants to the
COHD-Lake Grove CTC for specific training in Microsoft Office software, each CTC
working to support and certify the work of the other. 3) STECO-TECH will develop and
assay an On-line Self-Study Module assisted by volunteer tutor-monitors. 4) STECO-TECH
will develop a youth cadre to provide advance creative programs in digital technology with
the video digital archive projects of BMC&TC and an online digital journalism project for
youth in association with the South Street Journal community newspaper. STECO-TECH
programs will seek to engage 120 adults in its IC3 certification and hardware program and
            DO of 25 youth in its Cyber Teen PROJECT SUMMARY
an ongoing groupNOT EXTEND THE Network program. STECO seeks grant funds
of $73,022 and will provide matching funds of $40,000 for the period July, 2008 through
June, 2009.                     BEYOND THIS PAGE

                        DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE AREA
                          ELIGIBILITY WORKSHEET

     In the table below list the address of the Community Technology Center(s) that this grant would
     support: (expand if needed)

APPLICANT OR PARTNER NAME             ADDRESS                                 CITY                     ZIP CODE
Blact Metropolis Convention and       3501 S. King Drive, Suite 1 East        Chicago                  60653-1128
Tourism Council

Calculate the percent of students eligible for a free or reduced price lunch under the national
school lunch program for all schools and/or school districts that are included, in whole or in part,
in the applicant's service area. Complete the table and the two calculations shown on the
following pages. Follow the instructions below:

                                    [A]                                            [B]             [C]         [D]

                                                                              ELIGIBLE       ELIGIBLE    STUDENTS
* Use the name of the school and / or school district and the data for          FOR            FOR         IN THE
  each school or district as it appears on the DCEO Web site at:                FREE         FREE OR      SCHOOL
                                                                               LUNCH         REDUCED         OR                                PRICE      DISTRICT
      Grants+Programs/1-Eliminate+the+Digital+Divide.htm                                      LUNCH

Bronzeville Chicago Military Academy                                         335            394          522
Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet                                        108            146          235
Pershing West Magnet                                                         129            171          253
Doolittle East Middle School                                                 382            394          649
Mayo Elementary School                                                       480            509          532
University of Chicago – Donoghue                                             173            208          250
Youth Connections Charter High School                                        726            796          904
TOTAL                                                                        2333           2618         3345
   * Expand the table to accommodate the number of schools and/or districts, as needed.

A. Calculate the percent of the students who are eligible for a free lunch.

                  Total Number Eligible for a Free Lunch
                          (Total from column B)
               ------------------------------------------------------    =      70 %
                                Total Students                               * Value must be 30%
                            (Total from column D)                               or greater.

B. Calculate the percent eligible for either a free or a reduced price lunch.

                       Total Number Eligible for a Free
                           or Reduced Price Lunch
                            (Total from column C)
               -------------------------------------------------------   =       78 %
                                 Total Students                              * Value must be 40%
                             (Total from column D)                             or greater.

                     * To be eligible to apply for a grant, a Community Technology
                     Center or technology access program must serve a community
                     in which not less than 40 percent of the students are eligible for
                     a free or reduced price lunch under the national school lunch
                     program, or in which not less than 30 percent of the students
                     are eligible for a free lunch.

                           PROJECT NARRATIVE

Description of Applicant

1. Provide a brief description of the organization's mission, history and programs.

The Black Metropolis Convention and Tourism Council (BMC&TC, founded 1996)

founded and operated the Chicago Neighborhood Learning Network in 2004 as a DCEO

funded community technology center impacting and servicing underserved African

American residents of the Douglas, Oakland, and Grand Boulevard with networked

workstations, high-speed internet access, and computer training classes. BMC&TC will

revitalize its community technology center under the management of the Southside

Technology Cooperative (STECO), which it recently has helped put together with a

group of technology experts and organizers. STECO will undertake BMC&TC's

technology mission to evolve the CTC as STECO-TECH, based on obtaining educated

computer literacy and access to contemporary technology products for all, while fulfilling

BMC&TC's 2005 selection by the Quad Communities Development Corp. as a

demonstrative community web portal.

       STECO-TECH will inaugurate in March, 2008, providing public access to a

computer lab of six Pentium III computers in its self-contained space in the historic

offices of BMC&TC site. BMC&TC will serve as the 501(c)3 fiscal agent of STECO.

       The immediate objective of STECO is to renew, root, and expand the impact of

STECO-TECH with 1) The STECO Computer Literacy Project: providing computer

literacy, hardware courses, and IC3 training to residents in the immediate community and

in innovative collaboration as an IC3 training point for neighboring CTCs; and 2) the

Youth Cyber Teen Network: to offer advance experience and training to an ongoing

youth group in the creative digital arts that will involve learning experiences with the

BMC&TC on-line digital archive project and the online edition of the South Street

Journal Newspaper.

2. How many participants (unduplicated) does the organization serve each year?

BMC&TC through the Bronzeville Visitors and Information Center (BVIC) serves on

average of 100 people a week, two tours a week of 25 to 30 tourists, and a walk in crowd

of about 50 a week, totaling approximately 100 people a week or 5200 visitors a year.

3. How many full time paid workers are employed by the organization? How many
full time workers (at least 35 hours per week) are assigned to the CTC?

Visitors center and the is staffed by interns from Northwestern, IIT, and Center for Inner

City Studies. Other workers are part time of contracted for specific skills.

The Board members shaping The Southside Technology Cooperative’s (STECO) policies

and serving to operate STECO-TECH initially in volunteer capacity are Harold Lucas,

founder and director of BMC&TC; Norman Montgomery, Sr. Research Programmer at

the University of Illinois-Chicago; Pierre Clark, regional coordinator for the national

CTCNet, technology activist, organizer of definitive local CTCs and FaithNet; Larry

Dunn, recent manager and instructor of the South Shore Sullivan House CTC, web

technologist; and Michael McClinton who operates Mactronics Computer Services,

overseeing several technology installment contracts with public and private agencies.

4. What is the organization's annual budget? List the organization's funding
sources/amount over the last 24 months.

BMC&TC has an annual budget of $35,000 a year, including rent, lights, gas, Internet,

and telephone (business) service.

Funding Sources/Amount over the last 24 to 36 months include

IIT - 50,000 yr - two years

QCDC - 25,000 - one year

Private donations - 25,000 (Double Duty Dollar Campaign) average over 2 years

Tours and gift Shop - 15,000.00 per year

State of Illinois - 100,000 Build Out of BVIC

Matching TIF grant - 100,000 Community development agreement

Description of Geographic Area Served

1. Description of community, geographic boundaries served by CTC, brief
description of population served.

STECO-TECH services the contiguous communities of Douglas (area 35), 85.5% African

American; Oakland (area 36), 97.5 African American; and Grand Boulevard (area 38),

97.7% African American. The average incomes, U.S. Census 2000, are $27,800, $29,739,

and $21,672 respectfully. Geographic borders are approximately from 31st Street to 39th

Street, north and south, and State Street to the Lake, west and east. This area, also known

as Bronzeville, reflects the current stage of dishevelment of policies dealing with the

poor. The source, “Newsletter from the Egan Urban Center,” DePaul U, Spring 2005,

explains, “Blacks make up 97% of the area’s population. While the percentage of

residents living below the poverty level dropped from nearly 70% in 1990 to a deceptive

43% just a decade later, this was due primarily to a 21% decrease in population.” This

decrease comes from the CHA’s plan of removing thousands of low income African

Americans to other environments, a process sluggishly, but faithfully, moving along, and

unable to avoid the pressures and difficulties placed upon the poor. Publish in 2007, Paul

Louis Street’s Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: A Living Black Chicago

History, reveals in recent figures, “Blacks were 37 percent of Chicago's total population

but 56 percent of the city's unemployed,” and “Blacks composed just 12.8 percent of

persons enrolled in Chicago-area building trades union apprenticeship programs. whites

make up 69 percent of union apprentices and Latinos were 17 percent.” Street quotes,

“The black adult employment/population ratio in Chicago went below 50 percent in 2002

according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” No matter what our passage reflects in

history, the albatross of racism continues to keep Blacks unemployed.

STECO-TECH will work to serve a population of labor-depressed African Americans.

2. What are the computer access and technology training needs of the community?
How were these needs determined.

BMC&TC continues to participate in community assessment studies, recently through the

Quad Communities Development Corporation, and BVIC and QCDC are still collecting

data and making that determination, but we have determined that connectivity and

applications are the greatest need. As African Americans are still denied appropriate

opportunity in trade and craft unions, we believe STECO should, in part, evolve into an

IC3 certification body, meeting the need to qualify African Americans with basic

computer literacy.

3. Describe the existing community resources that are addressing or available to
address these community needs.

There are many community resources servicing the designated area, including the Open

Book CTC at the Lawless Gardens Apartments, the Lake Grove Apartments Magic

Johnson sponsored CTC. The Chicago Public Library has 4 operative computers at its

King Branch at 34th and State. Each site serves to provide the community with open

computer access.

4. Explain how this grant would specifically impact computer access and technology
training in the community.

This grant application proposes to fund STECO-TECH as an IC3 certification training

facility. Participants obtaining IC3 certification at STECO-TECH will be able to

confidently apply to employers with basic, trainable, and expandable computer skills.

Hardware studies gained at STECO-TECH would enable participants to confidently

embark on advance computer and technology training opportunities. The role of

technology training would be enhanced with the development of STECO-TECH’s Self

Study Module.

Description of Community Support

1. List the source and amount of donations received by the CTC over the past 24-

At its inauguration, STECO-TECH looks forward to receiving a donated 6 Pentium

Computer workstations from BMC&TC.

2. Indicate the number of volunteers working in the CTC, their hours and functions

Board Members Norman Montgomery and Micheal McClinton will contribute tech

networking services, insuring all on online and operative. Board Members Pierre Clark

and Larry Dunn will initiate volunteer teaching computer literacy and hardware classes.

The Center will provide computer access 12 hours a week, 4PM-7PM, Monday through

Thursday for homework, computer literacy lessons and activities, resume building and

online job search. For those unable to attend during the week, 2 hours will be offered on


3. Do you have any other unique partnerships with employers, volunteer groups,
other agencies, or public officials that demonstrate support for the CTC.

STECO-TECH has a unique partnership with the Black Star Project education advocacy

organization by which BSP will offer tutors and mentors for the Self Study Modules at

reduced rates and provide their parent-youth population with basic computer literacy

training. We have a partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology Digital Media

Center, Director Joy D. Robinson for community resources and digital educational

consulting services. We will provide letters of support from Congressman Bobby Rush

and State Representative Elga Jefferies.

4. Detail how your organization will partner with local CTCs and other community
providers to maximize the impact of the grant.

The innovative thrust of STECO-TECH is to serve as a IC3 certification training facility

for neighboring CTCs. In this effort we have formed a collaborative relationship with the

Center of Higher Development, Inc. (COHD) Lake Grove Village Apartments CTC,

Executive Director, Rev. William Gillespie. We have agreed, in collaboration, to send

our participants to Rev. Gillespie’s program for Microsoft Office training. We will

develop such relationships with area wide CTCs.

Statement of Work – Community Technology Center

1. Describe the location(s) and physical space(s) that will be used as the CTC(s) for
this grant. Is the CTC an independent facility or is the CTC "embedded" within a
larger organization?

STECO-TECH will be situated, embedded, within the large conference room space of the

BMC&TC, located at its spacious facilities in the historic Supreme/Liberty Life Building

at 3501 S. King Drive Chicago, wheel-chair accessible by elevator, fitted with a white

board and blackboard for instructor presentations. Upon funding, STECO-TECH will

also incorporate the presentation area of BMC&TC.

2. Describe the number and type of computers available for participants. Are the
computers connected to a broadband Internet connection?

There are six Pentium III computers, each operative with Internet Broadband connection.

DCEO funds will enable STECO to replace these functional models with 10

workstations, a combination of desktops and laptops. We have also budgeted to build five

extra computers as hands-on hardware activities.

3. What are the CTC's hours of operation? How many hours is the CTC open to the
general public?

BMC&TC will inaugurate the evolvement of its CTC as the Southside Technology

Cooperative Community Technology Center, STECO-TECH, during a special March,

2008 opening and will begin with a commitment of 12 hours per week, including

Saturdays, to the general public for homework, computer literacy lessons and activities,

resume building and online job search. Funds from the DCEO will allow STECO-TECH

to expand services to 20 hours a week, with IC3 and hardware classes offered to the

general public for 16 hours a week, 4PM-8PM, Monday through Thursday, with 4 hours

of open computer use provided 4PM-8PM on Fridays. Special 2-hour topical sessions

will take place on Saturdays.

4. Can anyone access these services or are they limited to certain groups?

The center will be open to all with priorities given to the IC3 basic computer literacy and

computer hardware classes, youth doing homework and individuals seeking resume help

and online job searches.

5. Do you charge participants any fees for these public services?

There will be no charges for the services.

6. How is the CTC staffed, including instructional staff, assistants, and technical

STECO-TECH will initially be voluntarily staffed and provided technical support by

board members, each with wide technology and teaching experiences. Resumes are

attached. Norman Montgomery, Sr. Research Programmer at the University of Illinois-

Chicago, will oversee network connections and Larry Dunn, former instructor/manager at

Sullivan House CTC, and Pierre Clark, CTC organizer and founder, will initiate and

provide computer literacy sessions, homework help, and along with Harold Lucas,

BMC&TC President, oversee youth activities. The proposed DCEO grant will allow

funds to hire a full-time instructor/manager and a youth worker.

Statement of Work – Technology Skills Training

1. Complete the following tables and describe the clients that will receive computer
skills training at each Community Technology Center that will be supported by this

       Age                 %         Ethnicity            %        Location               %
       Youth               20        African American    95        Urban                  100
       Adult               80        Hispanic            3         Rural
       Senior (65+)        25        Other:              2

2. Describe the marketing plan for each Community Technology Center. Include
specific information as to how will this project be marketed to local residents?

BMC&TC and several board members have extensive marketing and CTC planning-

oversight experiences. If DCEO funding is obtained the STECO-TECH center will follow

an outlined marketing/recruitment plan involve definite objectives, including providing

PSAs to such responsive online outlets as the and CDAA lists; using

community newspaper outlets such as the South Street Journal, the Chicago Citizen and

Crusader newspapers, the CAN TV Public Service nonprofit vehicle; leafleting of the

King and Bee Libraries, the Lake Meadows Apartments complex, Lawless Gardens

Apartments, and the public access channels and bulletin boards of other community

CTCs, schools; and using the mailing lists of each board member. STECO-TECH will do

a quarterly leaflet/newsletter canvassing of the neighborhoods that will include

distribution points of businesses, churches, housing centers, and community centers.

3. Provide a description of the instructional program and materials that will be

1) STECO's training program focuses directly on providing technology literacy skills and

is in full accord with the Basic Technology Literacy Skills outlined on page 30 of the

RFP. The core computer literacy program will be adapted to the Certiport IC3

Certification model by using the Online and Computer Based model course from

LearnKey. 2) Additionally we will provide a computer hardware module so all

participants will begin to understand and appreciate the technological advances of solid-

state electronics and digital programming. 3) Importantly STECO will introduce the Self-

Study Module enabling participants to commit to an individualized program schedule of

self-paced on-line self-study, with curriculum offered from either the proven

Extralearning(TM) Self Study Modules of academic, career and life skills courses, the

IC3 Course provided by CD, or an online G.E.D. course (provided in the Extralearning

packet), each assisted by a volunteer tutor-monitor. We find this Self-Study model very

important as it will assist STECO in supporting, assaying and building the practicality of

online and distance-learning projects on a community network. Among the several

reference works we will have available for general and G.E.D. literacy study will be

copies of Steck-Vaughn's Complete G.E.D. Preparation text and at least five licenses to

the acclaimed online Extralearning(TM) program.

4. Describe the methods that will be used to instruct the training participants.

The five-week 2-hour basic computer and hardware sessions will progress essentially

through instructor-led hands on presentations where participants will work on their own

machines. As participants are led through the computer-assisted CD studies of Learnkey,

they will be also be provided with lessons on the history of computing, the computer, and

the microprocessor. Participants will be accessed of their keyboarding skills and general

literacy skills at the beginning and end of the program. Mavis Beacon typing program

will be provided for those requiring improved typing skills. All participants will be

introduced to computer hardware and provided with hands-on experience with the parts

of the computer. Participants in the hardware classes will take apart old computers and

rebuild them. They will learn how to test individual parts (such as the power supply, the

CPU, hard-drive, RAM) during the course, and will be introduced to the various sciences,

career possibilities, and job-related special curriculums. Students will be encouraged to

extend their curiosities into technical and science career paths. All participants will be

introduced to the self-study and self-pacing modules. Participants drawing up

commitments in such directions will be provided with volunteer tutor-monitors to

encourage their progress and pace their development. We feel it important to advance this

model of self-study as a way to formulize our future community web portal services

evolving from strong individual self-study programs.

5. What is the typical training schedule for a program participant? How many total
hours will an individual participate in the training?

STECO-TECH will organize 5-week courses where participants will be provided with 2

two-hour sessions weekly for a total of 20 hours of computer instruction. Three IC3

curriculum courses will take place weekly, two (2-hour sessions) on Monday and

Wednesday and one on Tuesdays and Thursdays, all provided in the lab established in the

conference room. A hardware course will take place 2 two-hour sessions on Tuesdays

and Thursdays. DECO funding will allow a youth assistant to oversee youth activities,

homework and creative digital projects occurring in the portable lab situated in the

presentation area. We envision two 5-week classes per quarter, with evaluation and

marketing/recruitment activities, and special projects and topic classes occurring between

the 5-week class sessions.

6. Will you charge participants a fee for the training program?

The courses will be offered free to the public.

7. Who will provide the instruction? What are their specific qualifications to
provide the proposed training?

The DCEO grant request will provide funding to hire one full-time manager/instructor

and one part-time youth worker. The manager/instructor will be specifically qualified to

teach IC3 certification modules. Both the manager/instructor and youth worker would be

required to show they have each obtained their own IC3 certification within 30 days of

their hiring. We expect the manager/instructor and youth worker to be well versed in

computer hardware, Microsoft applications, and Adobe graphics software.

8. How many participants will receive the training during the period of the proposed
grant? Is this an increase over the number you have been training to date?

For the first time this project is being pursued, during each 5-week cycle we expect a

total of 20 participants, a minimum of 5 dedicated to each of the four classes, of which 3

are IC3 computer literacy oriented, and one for computer hardware. With two 5-week

cycles occurring per quarter, we would expect to see 40 participants each quarter. We

expect 30 participants to complete each quarter for a total of 120 for the program. Of this

total and with a request of funds for 5 Extralearning online study licenses, we expect to

encourage and produce at least two committed participants per quarter in our Self Study

Module, for a total of 8, who will demonstrate successful passing of the Extralearning

tests in their chosen areas.

        We expect to have 20-25 youth participate in the Cyber Teen Network youth

program who will receive instruction primarily project-based. After demonstrating

homework completion this ongoing group of youth will be provided with instructions on

interviewing and video production for participation in the BMC&TC video archive

project. Their activities with also be integrated with assignments developing youth

sections on the online edition of the South Street Journal newspaper. We have also

budgeted $1,000 to train send a core of 4-5 youth and young adults for video production

and editing classes and certification as producers at Chicago Access Network (CAN TV)

as part of our capacity building costs.

9. How do you define "successful completion" of training? What are the proficiency
critiera that must be achieved by a participant to be considered a successful
completer? How many persons do you anticipate will successfully complete the

All participants will be geared toward taking on their own behalf the IC3 Certification

test and the costs ($25-$30) involved. we expect a minimum of 12 students to pass IC3

Certification from the 3 IC3 core classes provided each 5 week cycle, or a total of 24 for

the 2 sessions each quarter, and a total, hence, of 96 for the program. Successful

completion would mean the participant has passed the IC3 Certification test and thereby

received a STECO "second level" Certificate. STECO will draw up a basic hardware test

for the hardware students, based on encouraging A+ certification and in appreciation

good attendance.

10. Describe the pathways to educational programs, job readiness/advancement
programs, computer-training programs or entry-level jobs for participants.

Through an ongoing program outreach effort with other community resources, industry

representatives, and employers, the Board of Directors will outline, develop, and pursue

strategies that would result in hiring of program participants.

Statement of Work – Equipment

15. Describe the proposed computer equipment to be purchased.

We seek the following computer equipment

Pentium Dual-Core, Vista PCs, Wireless        10
LCD Display Monitors       15
Wireless AMD and Pentium Laptops 5
Wireless Routers     2
HP Laser Color Printer     1
400GB - 500GB External USB Drives             3
Computer Desks       10

Intel Core 2 Quad Core Processor Motherboard Combos 3
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual-Core Processer Motherboard Combos              2
1 GB DDR2 PC6400 Memory             10
50 GB 72000RPM SATA Hard Drives             5
DVD/RW Drives        5
PC Cases with 400-500 Watt Power Supplies         5
PCI Express Graphics Cards 5
Assessories, Keyboards, Mice, Flash Drives, Card Readers

16. Describe the proposed other related equipment to be purchased.

Digital Graphics Tablet with Stylus and Mouse
Canon PowerShot A570 Digital Cameras / 2GB SD Mem Crds               5

17. Describe the proposed software to be purchased

Adobe Premier Pro Video Editing Software

LearnKey IC3 Certification CD Course Multi-User
Extralearning Online Licenses     5
Steck-Vaughn Complete G.E.D. Preparation 5

18. Describe how the general public will use the computer equipment and software.
How does the proposed computer equipment and software relate to the project

With 10 new computers, combination of desktops and laptops, participants will be

provided hands on training for the computer literacy and IC3 courses. Five computers

will be made in class, providing hands-on training for the hardware classes. Our IC3

Certification Train classes will be incorporated around the LearnKey IC3 Certification

Multi-User CD pact. The Extralearning Online Licenses will provide opportunity for

individual participants to commit to a Online Self-Study regimen with a selection among

many courses, including G.E.D. The Steck-Vaugh Complete G.E.D. Preparation text,

offering study units and tests, will provide supportive material for those committed to the

G.E.D. Self Study Module. Youth (and interested adults) will be trained on video editing

software to participate in the BMC&TC video archive project. The digital cameras and

digital graphics tablet will provide youth opportunities enhance journalistic projects with

photos and original artwork

19. Where will the computer equipment and software be installed?

The computers will be installed in the BMC&TC conference room. Portable computer

desks will be installed in the presentation room.

20. Who will install the computer equipment and software? What are their

Board Members, who have long experience in setting up and network CTCs will install

the computer equipment and software.

Provide an implementation schedule for project activities. For each major project
activity, describe the activity, indicate the staff responsible for completing the task, a
target date (week or month from the grant start date) that the task will be completed, and
a specific description the of outcome that will result. This portion of the application will
be incorporated into the final grant agreement (if funded). Please note that the
implementation schedule does not count against the twenty (20) page maximum.

ACTIVITIES                              TIMELINE          STAFF        MEASURABLE OUTCOME
Conduct two 5week sessions of 4 courses 1 Quarter          Manager/    20 Participants obtain IC3 certifi-
each - 3 IC3 and 1 hardware                               Instructor   cation
2 on Self-Study Module                                                 10past Hardware Test
 Youth Begin Cyber Teen Network                           Youth        Complete video or web activity

Conduct two 5week sessions of 4 courses     2nd Quarter    Manager/    20 Participants obtain IC3 certifi-
each - 3 IC3 and 1 hardware                               Instructor   cation
2 on Self-Study Module                                                 10past Hardware Test
Youth Begin Cyber Teen Network                             Youth       Complete video or web activity

Conduct two 5week sessions of 4 courses     3rd Quarter    Manager/    20 Participants obtain IC3 certifi-
each - 3 IC3 and 1 hardware                               Instructor   cation
2 on Self-Study Module                                                 10past Hardware Test
Youth Begin Cyber Teen Network                             Youth       Complete video or web activity

Conduct two 5week sessions of 4 courses     4th Quarter    Manager/    20 Participants obtain IC3 certifi-
each - 3 IC3 and 1 hardware                               Instructor   cation
2 on Self-Study Module                                                 10past Hardware Test
Youth Begin Cyber Teen Network                             Youth       Complete video or web activity

   NOTE:           Projects should last no longer than twelve months.

                       DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
                      OUTCOMES TO BE ACHIEVED

1. Proposed Period of Performance:

     Proposed Start Date: July 1, 2008
     Proposed End Date: June 30, 2009

2. How many youth and adults will be served during the proposed period of performance? How
   many will successfully complete the training curriculum? *Note that each training
   participant must be documented. (See Appendix 1 for a sample training record.)

      SERVICE LEVELS                                       YOUTH       ADULTS       TOTAL

      1. General access to computers and
                                                                  20         120         140
          telecommunications technology (Unduplicated)
      2. Training participants (Unduplicated) *                   20          80         100
      3. Successful completers (Unduplicated)*                    20          80         100

3. Indicate the number of successful training participants that will go on into more advanced
   educational programs and/or workforce training. (Unduplicated Count).

      TRAINING-RELATED OUTCOMES                            YOUTH       ADULTS      TOTAL

      1. Transition to advanced educational programs              10          40          50
      2. Transition to workforce training programs                10          40          50

4. Indicate the number of training participants you anticipate will enter computer-related jobs at
   the completion of training. List the number entering specific computer-related occupations.
   Expand this table as needed.

      EMPLOYMENT-RELATED OUTCOMES                             NUMBER          AVERAGE
                                                              PLACED          WAGE AT
                                                              IN A JOB       PLACEMENT
      1. Enter a computer-related job after training
      2. List computer-related occupations below:
             Computer Repair                                            5             12.50
             Job Readiness                                            10              10.50

                                PROJECT BUDGET
Complete the Line Item Budget Request form below. Please note that you must use the
line items and line item definitions provided on the next page. Do not change these line
items and/or substitute other cost categories.

                                                       GRANT FUNDS         MATCHING
                                                        REQUESTED           FUNDS
1. Instructor Salaries                                         $45,000            $15,000
2. Fringe Benefits                                              $7,132
3. Training Materials & Supplies                                $1,440
4. Contractual Training Costs                                                       $2000
5. Computer Equipment                                          $17,615
6. Other Related Equipment                                      $1,135
7. Software                                                       $700
8. One-time Contractual Services
9. Capacity Building Costs
10. Administrative & Indirect Costs (Limited to 10%)
TOTAL REQUEST                                                  $73,022
Unemployment: 3.85%, FICA: 4%; Workman’s Comp: 4%; Health Insurance 4%;

Total: 15.85% x $45,000 = $7,132

Matching Costs

We are expecting to draw Matching funds from

a) CDAA STP Grant, $2,000

b) Gateway Computer Corporation Corporate Giving, $15,000

  All applicants must provide a detailed budget justification for all grant AND matching
Instructor/                                                Total         Proportion of
                        Description of Role                                                Grant Funds
Position Title                                             Annual        Time
                        Providing Instruction                                              Requested
                                                           Salary        Teaching
Instructor Manager      CTC Manager/Instructor             $30,000       90%               $30,000
Youth Assistant         Youth Instructor                   15,000        100%              $15,000

2. Fringe Benefits: Provide a detailed explanation of all items included in your fringe benefit
   package (e.g., F.I.C.A., Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, insurance, and
   retirement contributions). Show exactly how you calculated the amount being requested in
   view of the amount you requested for instructor salaries.

3. Training Materials and Supplies: Provide a list of all items to be purchased. Provide a
   description, a unit price, the number of items to be purchased, and the total price for each item.
   Also explain how the item will be used. Again if more than a few items are included, a tabular
   format is recommended (shown below).
Training                                                            Number of
                      Use of Item In the                                             Grant Funds
Materials &                                          Unit Price Units to be
                      Provision of Instruction                                       Requested
Supply Items                                                        Purchased
LearnKey IC3          IC3 Training                   $830           1                $830
Certification CD
Extralearning         Self-Study                     $100           5                $500
Online Program        Module

Steck-Vaughn          Self-Study Module              $22             5              $110
Complete GED
Preparation Text

4. Contractual Training Costs: Describe any financial arrangements (e.g., contracts, tuition, or
   fee-for-service arrangements) you have with training vendors, schools, or other organizations
   that will result in a cost to the grant

We have a Tutor-Mentoring Agreement with the Black Star Project Educational Advocacy

   Program to provide one-to-one mentoring tutoring for the Self-Study Module Participants.

   One hour weekly, for a total of 80 possible program hours involving 8 participants for a total

   cost of $2,000.

5. Computer Equipment: Provide a list of all of the computer equipment to be

purchased. Provide a description, a unit price, the number of items to be purchased, and

the total price for each item. Also explain how the item will be used

                                                                Number of
                                                          Unit                 Grant Funds
Computer Equipment                        Use of Item           Units to be
                                                          Price                Requested
Pentium Dual Core Vista, Wireless       Computer          $600 10                 $6,000
PCs                                     Lab
LCD 19” Display Monitors                “                 $200 15                 $3,000
Wireless AMD and Pentium Laptops        “                 $600 5                  $3,000
Wireless Routers                        “                 $100 2                    $200
HP Laser Color Printer                  “                 $500 1                    $500
400GB – 500GB External USB Drives “                       $130 3                    $390
Intel Core 2 Quad Core CPU              Hardware          $300 3                    $900
Motherboard Combos                      Class
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual-Core CPU          “                 $100 2                   $200
Motherboard Combos
1 GB DDR2 PC6400 Memory                 “                 $50      10              $500
50 GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drives          “                 $110 5                    $550
DVD/RW Drives                           “                 $40      5                $200
PC Cases w 400-500 Watt Power Supp “                      $75      5               $375
PCI Express Graphics Cards              “                 $100 5                   $500
Computer desks                          “                 $100 10                 $1,000
Assessories, Keyboards, Mice, Flash     “                 $300                    300
Drives, Card Readers
6. Other Related Equipment: Provide a list of all of the “other related equipment” to be
                                                                   Number of
                                        Use of           Unit                     Grant Funds
Other Related Equipment                                            Units to be
                                        Item             Price                    Requested
Digital Graphics Tablet with Stylus     Youth            $135      1              $135
Canon A570 Digital Camera w 2GB         “                $200      5              $1,000
SD Card

7. Software: Provide a list of the software to be purchased.
                                                                Number of
                                          Use of        Unit                   Grant Funds
Software                                                        Units to be
                                          Item          Price                  Requested
Adobe Premier Pro Video Editing           Youth         $700    1              $700