Community Technology Program

The Community Technology Program will support Basin communities to create publicly accessible tech-enabled spaces where residents can access technology and enhance their digital literacy.

Program Grants will assist eligible organizations with:

  • acquiring new technology and digital equipment that provide barrier-free opportunities for residents to use them;
  • completing site improvements to support the integration of new technology and the creation of free, accessible, tech-enabled spaces; and
  • developing and delivering programming to support residents to use the technology and enhance their digital literacy.

Eligible applicants include registered non-profits, local governments, and First Nations in the Columbia Basin Trust region who operate publicly accessible, barrier-free community spaces. These spaces should be free and accessible to residents of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and experiences. These may be libraries, community centres or halls, or long-standing, multi-service organizations.

  1. Download and read the Program Guide.
  2. If you would like to work offline, download the EOI Application Worksheet. The Worksheet contains direction and advice on how to complete the EOI. This is optional and cannot be used as your application.
  3. Complete the EOI Application Form online.
  4. Once your EOI is complete, and you have confirmed all the steps in the Program Guide, click submit. After you submit, you will receive an email confirmation that will contain your application. If selected for funding this application will become your contract.
  5. If you need to make an edit to the summited application before the application deadline, you can do so from the Your Entries and Drafts page on the application form website.

Interested applicants may submit an Expression of Interest anytime, up to August 2, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. MT.

Submissions will be reviewed upon receipt. Don’t delay as eligible projects will be selected to move forward until all funds have been allocated.

Here are examples of past projects that have been approved for grants: