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 project types include:

  • Technology and digital equipment;
  • New program expenses;
  • Infrastructure improvement costs.

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 review the Program Guide.
  2. Download the Application Guide and the Worksheet.
  3. Review the application guide for direction and advice on how to complete the application form.
  4. Use the worksheet to develop your application offline if you so choose.
  5. Complete the online application form.

If you prefer to submit a paper application, or if you have any questions about the application process, please contact Trust staff at communitytech@ourtrust.org or 1-800-505-8998.

Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. PT/3:00 p.m. MT.

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