A community where all citizens have access to the facilities and the necessary skills to participate in an emerging digital society.
To provide matching grant funds to Austin organizations for projects that create digital opportunities and foster digital inclusion.
• Provide public access to computers and information technology, especially among underserved segments of our community.
• Provide information technology literacy, education, and training.
• Use information and communication technologies in innovative ways to serve the Austin community.
• Address the 2014 Digital Inclusion Strategic Plan Goals.
GTOPs has one application cycle per year and offers individual grants of $10,000 to $25,000. Grant applications are reviewed and scored by a panel of qualified community representatives appointed by the Austin Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission, which has final approval over recipient selection. In FY 2014, GTOPs grants were awarded to ten organizations.
Applicants must be incorporated, tax exempt organizations residing in Austin or its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction for projects that create digital opportunities and foster digital inclusion. Other organizations and individuals residing in Austin or its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction may apply under the umbrella of a 501c organization.