This funding program provided grants to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to establish, expand and/or update community technology centers.
Neighborhood Networks centers provide access to computers, computer training and the Internet. NN centers can also provide a wide range of services to help residents achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency. PHAs may use grant funds for such things as:
- Hiring of a project coordinator to manage and oversee center activities
- Purchase of computer equipment
- Internet connection
- Physical improvements
- Computer training
- College preparatory classes
- Job training
- Literacy training
Technical Assistance Available for Neighborhood Networks Grantees
Public Housing Neighborhood Networks grantees are also eligible to receive free technical assistance on issues such as sustainability, business-plan development, partnership building and other areas that are of interest to NN centers and their staff. For more information and to request technical assistance please call the Neighborhood Networks Information Center toll-free at (888) 312-2743 or visit www.neighborhoodnetworks.org (under development).
For more information on the Neighborhood Networks program, please call 1 (800) 955-2232.