Posted by: Ann Treacy | November 1, 2013

IBM Announces Grant Availability

A quick announcement on a grant program with a quick deadline. IN the past they have been pretty focused on urban areas – but it’s a great opportunity for the right community…

Meanwhile, Jennifer Crozier discussed IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge, a program that provides cities around the world with grants and expertise to determine how to make their cities smarter and more effective. Ms. Crozier declared that IBM will continue to send their talented teams to cities for three-week engagements, but she also announced that IBM would be opening the program to accept applications from regions, states, and other authorities with budget control over urban issues. She also noted that IBM is increasing its focus on new mayors, through the grant program and other initiatives.

IBM is accepting applications until November 8, 2013. Applications can be submitted online at: www.smartercitieschallenge.org. For additional information, please watch this three-minute video to hear directly from a few mayors about their experiences with the program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhzN1ZxPUyk.


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