- Fiscal Year 1990-91: Orange County Non-Departmental Application for Funding: Submitted by Public Information Network Working Group (PINWoG): Requested $20,000 primarily for hardware and software: To design and implement a Public Information Computer bulletin board capable of supplying a wide variety of governmental information to citizens
- Fiscal Year 1991-92: Orange County Non-Departmental Application for Funding: Submitted by Public Information Network, Inc.: Requested $10,500 of $42,600 total anticipated expenditure.
- February 25, 1991: Requests to local governments to fund the costs of operating the Orange County System at $30,000/year Carrboro $3,900, Chapel Hill $13,000, Orange County $12,600. Followup application (March 20, 1991) to Carrboro for $3,300 for September 1991 - June 1992
- March 30, 1991: Request for $25,000 funding from A.J. Fletcher Foundation for capital equipment to establish a public multi-line computer bulletin-board system
- July 31, 1991: Two proposals to Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation: Request for $30,000 for prototype local access system and request for $30,000 for education and outreach
- August 31, 1991: Request to Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation for $45,000 to fund a systems design study to develop specifications for a minimum number of PIN systems to cover the state
- September 30, 1991: Request for $25,000 funding from A.J. Fletcher Foundation for the hardware and software for a prototype Public Information Computer system to cover Orange County
- October 17, 1991: Letter to McDonald's Corporation requesting they "...procure and install a personal computer terminal in each of its Orange County, North Carolina restaurants and in your Chapel Hill Ronald McDonald's house"
- February 1, 1992: Request to Greater Triangle Community Foundation for $15,000 for education of the community about the advantages to the Triangle of a Free-Net type of Public Information system
- March 30, 1992: Request for $20,000 funding from A.J. Fletcher Foundation to install a prototype Public Information Computer system with sufficient phone connections to service the three counties of the Triangle
- April 1, 1992: Request for $10,000 funding from SAS Institute HTML, MS Word and summary of that meeting HTML, MS Word
- October 1, 1992: Letter to IBM requesting an IBM RS/6000 workstation for Triangle FreeNet. Response: Not possible to honor all requests
- March 5, 1993: Request for $9,400 to Orange County for the costs of supplying Orange County data to Triangle Free-Net and connecting the computers for data access
- Spring 1993: Request to Greater Triangle Community Foundation for $5,000 to move from a BBS operating in an individual's home to a prototype Free-Net operating in rent-free space in the Research Triangle Park
- June 1993: Technology Reinvestment Project: An Extension Enabling Service for North Carolina:
The Technical Resources Directory
proposal and cover letter.
- January 18, 1994: Proposal to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for A Free-Net to Serve the communities comprising the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, Applicant: WUNC-FM the MS Word document has better formatting than the HTML version, letter of support, and Email messages about the request for proposals, extensive discussion in North Carolina, announcement of winners
- March 11, 1994: Request for $9,400 to Orange County for the costs of supplying Orange County data to Triangle Free-Net and connecting the computers for data access PIN will provide a central computer system, which will allow the general public access to taxpayer-owned and non-profit information in the Triangle area. For this to take place, information will be provided to Triangle Freenet facilities...
Funded for $2,000, letter from Orange County (.pdf)
- March 30 1994: Request to Greater Triangle Community Foundation for $15,000 to install a prototype system in the Research Triangle Park
- March 30, 1994: Request for $20,000 funding from A.J. Fletcher Foundation for connection of the Triangle Free-Net with the K-12 school systems in the Triangle
- April 15, 1994: National Science Foundation Networking Infrastructure for Education
(NSF/NEI) proposal, NCCU-Triangle Free-Net Meld: Applicant: the North Carolina Central
University Institute for the Study of Minority Issues, and letter of support.
Note on page 5 of the proposal and in the letter of support ... plan a program for school children to
participate in developing community information systems, like
Triangle Free-Net, as after-school work, for pay. This database development and maintenance will serve as the impetus for economically disadvantaged children to secure gainful
employment and develop marketable technological knowledge and
skills; develop interest in related careers and divert their
interests toward positive, future-oriented activities.
- May 15, 1994: National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) proposal prepared by the North Carolina Central University Institute for the Study of Minority Issues to plan the establishment of an advanced information infrastructure to connect various isolated
and underserved areas within the state,
- Summer 1994: "Proposal to the City of Raleigh from Triangle Free-Net for a Grant and an Annual Appropriation to Fund a Free Community Based Computer Network System," based on Raleigh population percentage of 30.6%, requested $26,377.81 start-up and $43,541.05 annually
- August 1, 1994: MBA Practicum Proposal: Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill to develop a business plan
- August 1 1994: Request to Greater Triangle Community Foundation for $9,200 for set-up of the Computer Central facility
- March 3, 1995: Requests to Carrboro for $4,500 for Carrboro's share for installation and first year's operation
- March 10, 1995: Requests to Chapel Hill for $14,000 and Orange Country for $14,300 for their share for installation and first year's operation
- February 1, 1996: Request to Triangle Community Foundation for $10,000 from RTPnet in alliance with Duke University Continuing Education and NCexChange: $5,000 for a pentium computer, $5,000 for Technical Assistance Internet skills training courses in how to use Internet resources effectively
March 15, 1996: Combined funding application for Carrboro ($2,900), Chapel Hill ($7,400), Orange County ($7,400), and United Way ($0) for providing information, public terminals, and operating expenses
- April 23, 1996, Meeting: Grant proposals
- July 31, 1996: Proposal to the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation for $20,004 for one half-time position to coordinate and manage projects which will help organizations, individuals, and businesses get on the Internet and use communications technology, such as electronic mail and the World Wide Web, effectively associated email
- July 31, 1996: Proposal to Triangle Community Foundation for $6,145 to equip RTPnet to provide private "Intranet" services for non-profit organizations
- December 1996: Proposal to SAS Institute to enhance the Birchwood Computer Learning Center with
two computers for multimedia work and World Wide Web browsing, a
telephone line, a PPP connection, educational software, hardware
upgrades for existing machines, and furniture and supplies. The
Center will provide access to computer technology and the Internet
for people who, due to various socio-economic factors, tend to
fall outside the opportunities of mainstream society
- Meeting: February 19, 1997, Brainstorming a TIIAP proposal
- June 1997: Proposal to the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation for Funding for Birchwood Computer Learning Center.
Proposed with and through the Institute for the Study of Minority Issues, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina. Funded for $10,100 in August 1997. The funds were used to purchase nine machines, educational software, and a phone line
- June 1998: Proposal to the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation for Funding for Birchwood Computer Learning Center.
Partially funded in August 1998, $9,000, for enhancing BLC
- August 1998: Proposal to The Warner Foundation for Computer and Internet Training
- October 1998: Proposal to Public Service Grants for Faculty/Staff, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to provide young adults in an at-risk community in Chapel Hill with the opportunity to improve their computer skills and, at the same time, they will help retirees and other adults use computers. Not funded.
- Efforts toward a proposal to Hewlett-Packard not completed. You may browse the files.
- February 2001: Proposal to The Warner Foundation.
The project will extend existing partnerships bringing together training programs and technical support to strengthen community technology centers so that they may encourage and enable the people they serve to learn and apply technology in ways that improve their lives educationally, economically, and socially
- March 2001: Proposal Technology Opportunities Program Proposal, Neighbors Helping Neighbors Network (NHN). The project will deploy interactive video technology to create synergistic connections among underserved rural and inner-city neighborhoods in Wake, Durham and Orange Counties
- August 2001: Proposal to The Warner Foundation. The purpose of this project is to bring together the resources needed to allow one community technology center to achieve its goals and make an impact on the community it serves. There are two major partners: RTPnet, a community network for the Triangle area, and Eastern Wake Community Technology Center (EWCTC), in Riley Hill, NC
- August 2001: Proposal to American Connects Consortium Field Innovation Grant Program. The Community Participation Toolbox will address several related problems of community and user involvement facing centers
- September 2001: Proposal to Verizon for a one-year project to identify assets and needs for Triangle area community technology centers. Resubmitted in November
- November 2001: Proposal to Verizon for a one-year project to identify assets and needs and build a Web site for Triangle area community technology centers. Funded for $15,000
- January 2002: Proposal to TechFoundation to develop a model Help Desk support service for Triangle area community technology centers and schools that are members of RTPnet with the goal of expanding the service state wide
- February 2002: Proposal to The Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill, NC, to pay the fees and expenses for one Americorps*VISTA worker to provide training and technical support to Chapel Hill - Carrboro for a year. Funded for $500
- July 2002: Proposal to Rural Internet Access Authority, NC, to provide a Centralized Clearinghouse for technical and business support for Public Internet Access and Community Technology Centers in Rural North Carolina. Resubmitted
- October 2002: Proposal to Rural Internet Access Authority, NC, for NC-HELP an affordable central portal for business and technical services, which will be available to public access sites, schools, nonprofit organizations and small businesses on a contract basis