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ARCHIVED  October 1, 1996

AT&T seeks applicants for free cellular service

FORT COLLINS – AT&T Wireless Services is accepting applications for its Cellular for the Community program.

The five-year-old program currently provides free cellular phones and unlimited local air time to 86 Colorado nonprofit organizations. AT&T Wireless will award 20 to 25 phones with local air time for the 1997-98 grant period.

To qualify, organizations must submit a detailed proposal describing how a cellular phone would help them, along with proof of their nonprofit status.Based on typical usage, the cellular phone and air time being awarded is valued at approximately $6,000 per grant, making the total 1996 donation by AT&T Wireless worth an estimated $516,000.
Cellular for the Community has previously awarded grants in Northern Colorado to Meals on Wheels of Greeley, The Health Van, Larico Center for Youth and Families, Namaqua Center, and Child Advocacy Resource and Education.
Written requests from eligible groups will be evaluated, and phones will be awarded for a two-year period to organizations best demonstrating how cellular communications will improve the quality of life in their communities.
AT&T Wireless prefers emergency or victim assistance uses – situations in which cellular technology makes a significant difference by providing timely, urgent communications to administrative uses.
Proposals should be sent to Cellular for the Community, AT&T Wireless Services, 3645-3 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80525. Applications must be received by Oct. 31. For more information, call (303) 573-3165.
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FORT COLLINS – AT&T Wireless Services is accepting applications for its Cellular for the Community program.

The five-year-old program currently provides free cellular phones and unlimited local air time to 86 Colorado nonprofit organizations. AT&T Wireless will award 20 to 25 phones with local air time for the 1997-98 grant period.

To qualify, organizations must submit a detailed proposal describing how a cellular phone would help them, along with proof of their nonprofit status.Based on typical usage, the cellular phone and air time being awarded is valued at approximately $6,000 per grant, making the total 1996 donation by AT&T Wireless worth an…

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