Gates Foundation Grants
Grants to Massachusetts Public Libraries
The U.S. Library Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works in partnership with public libraries to provide access to computers, the Internet and digital information for patrons in low-income communities in the United States. Technology training, ongoing technical assistance, and additional support for grantees are provided as part of the grant because of the pivotal role librarians play in helping patrons use computers and navigate the Internet.
- WebJunction- an "online community" of for the implemenation of technology in public libraries. This portal is funded through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by OCLC and partners.
- Pacomputing.org is the technical support web page for grant recipients. It contains top issues, late-breaking news items, service bulletins and electronic resources. Please note that on-site and telephone technical support ended June 23, 2004 for Massachusetts.
- News Release - Massachusetts libraries to receive 484 computers, training to increase the public's access to technology (October 1, 2002)
- Awards by Municipality (October 1, 2002)
- Original list of eligible libraries (Microsoft Excel format)
- Gates Foundation U.S. Library Program