Technology Grant

Types of Grants

For 2018, The Frist Foundation has set aside $500,000 for four types of technology grants.

  1. Technology Assessments for Individual Agencies 
    Sometimes called technology roadmaps, assessments typically describe current capacity and utilization, as well as opportunities for improvement. The work can be performed by consultants, volunteers or even staff. In all cases, an assessment must be completed before an implementation grant can be considered. We’ve found that a basic assessment can be performed over the course of a day or two at a relatively modest cost. For 2018, agencies may apply for grants of up to $2,500 for this purpose.
     
  2. Technology Assessments for Multi-Agency Collaborations 
    These are more complex because of issues involving coordination and standardization among two or more agencies.  For 2018, collaborative groups may apply for grants of up to $25,000 for this purpose.
     
  3. Implementation Grants for Individual Agencies 
    Once an assessment has been completed, agencies are eligible to apply for implementation grants. Such grants may vary widely in amount, which typically will be determined after discussion with foundation staff. For 2018, the maximum implementation grant will be $50,000.
     
  4. Implementation Grants for Multi-Agency Collaborations 
    Once an assessment is done, multi-agency collaborations may apply for implementation grants. Such grants may vary widely in amount, which typically will be determined after discussion with foundation staff. For 2018, the maximum implementation grant will be $50,000.

Evaluation

In evaluating all implementation and assessment grant requests, the Foundation will consider grants that, for example:

  • Improve staff and organizational efficiency through better work flow or data sharing.
  • Dramatically improve client service.
  • Save time or money by shifting processes to the cloud.
  • Generate new revenue streams.
  • Train staff to fully utilize new technology.
  • Strengthen strategic multi-agency collaborations or collective impact efforts.

How to Apply

Applicants can request funding for a technology assessment or an implementation grant for an agency or multi-agency collaborative. The applications for both can be submitted on the website on a rolling basis beginning in January 2018. Please check back to submit an application and contact us with any questions.