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FEMA – Training Opportunities for Nonprofits – IT Workforce Development Programs

Resources from the Aug 14 FEMA Long Term Recovery Task Force bulletin Nonprofit Tech Readiness for Data Empowerment Description: Nonprofit Tech Readiness (NTR) for Data Empowerment is a six-month cohort program for nonprofit professionals interested in using data more effectively and equitably as an organization. Our goal is to elevate nonprofits’ technology capacity significantly by […]

CCTC Supports Cape Light Compact’s CVEO Program for Low-Moderate Income Residents

August 10, 2020 Mark D. Marini, Secretary Department of Public Utilities One South Station, 5th Floor Boston, MA 02110 Dear Secretary Marini, I am writing on behalf of the Cape Cod Technology Council, Inc. (“CCTC”) ] in response to the request from the Department of Public Utilities (“DPU” or the “Department”) for written comments on […]

OpenCape Slated to Receive $1.7M from IT Bond Bill

Projects from local technology nonprofit will help build internet connectivity in Cape communities with a particular focus on the Outer and Lower Cape. OpenCape is a member of the Cape Cod Technology Council and our First Friday Series Sponsor Barnstable, MA, August 6, 2020, –  OpenCape, the Barnstable-based nonprofit organization that owns and operates Cape […]

CCTC supports Vineyard Wind in comments to BOEM

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently had a public comment period regarding Vineyard Wind’s plan to install an offshore wind facility south of Martha’s Vineyard. The CCTC Infrastructure Committee and Board of Directors approved sending comments to BOEM in favor of the project. July 27, 2020 Program Manager Bureau of Ocean Energy […]

CCTC comments on proposal to move NOAA Fisheries Center from Woods Hole to New Bedford

A recent article in South Coast Today cited Congressman Joe Kennedy’s endorsement to move the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center from Woods Hole to New Bedford. The CCTC Infrastructure Committee met in July to discuss and recommended to the CCTC Board of Directors to advocate for keeping the Center in Woods Hole. The Board approved […]

July Infrastructure: NOAA Fisheries Science Center

At the meeting in July, the Infrastructure Committee discussed a proposal by Congressman Kennedy to move NOAA Fisheries Science Center from Woods Hole to New Bedford. This is relevant to the Technology Council as it’s our mission to promote science technology and economic development on Cape Cod.  The committee circulated materials that were provided by […]

June Infrastructure: Comcast on the Cape

Comcast representatives Mike Galla, Jonathan DuBois, Michael Belcher, and Brian Jenson attended the Infrastructure Committee’s June meeting. They were invited as part of the Committee’s efforts to improve internet connectivity during this time of increased use. According to the representatives, Comcast is ensuring 24/7 network health, offering Internet Essentials, free Xfinity Wifi in public locations […]

OpenCape Retains Carol McLeod Design and Greenough Brand Storytellers

CCTC member and First Friday Sponsor OpenCape released the following (Jun 23 2020): Agencies will provide complementary website, marketing and PR support  BARNSTABLE, Mass. (June 23, 2020) – OpenCape, a Barnstable-based nonprofit organization which is improving broadband access, reliability and affordability for businesses and residences across Cape Cod, the Islands and Southeastern Mass. with its […]

SBA: EIDL Disaster Portal Roars Back to Action + Main Street Lending Program Open for Registration

The following was received from the Massachusetts District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration: Spectacular news out of Washington last night: SBA reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today. “With the reopening of the EIDL assistance and EIDL […]

May Infrastructure: exploring connectivity solutions

The subcommittee formed at the Infrastructure Committee’s April meeting reached out to Comcast about increasing broadband during this time when so many are relying on internet connections for work and school.  A representative from Comcast will attend the meeting in June. The committee looks forward to hearing what they may be able to do in […]

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