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USAspending.gov

Description: This website contains information about federal funding awards including (1) the name of the entity receiving the award, (2) the amount, (3) additional information (transaction type, funding agency, etc.), (4) location of the entity receiving the award, and (5) a unique identifier assigned to the entity receiving the award. It also provides an overview of government funding and the sources of data that are reported.
Date: 2007-12/2011
Creator: United States. Office of Management and Budget.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Toward a Grounded Theory of Community Networking

Description: This dissertation presents a preliminary grounded theory of community networking based on 63 evaluations of community networking projects funded by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) between 1994 and 2007. The substantive grounded theory developed is that TOP projects differed in their contribution to positive outcomes for intended disadvantaged community beneficiaries based on the extent and manner in which they involved the disadvantaged community during four grant process phases: partnership building, project execution, evaluation, and close-out. Positive outcomes for the community were facilitated by using existing communication channels, such as schools, to connect with intended beneficiaries; local financial institutions to provide infrastructure to support local trade; and training to connect community members to jobs. Theoretical contributions include situating outcomes for disadvantaged communities within the context of the grant process; introducing the “vulnerable community” concept; and identifying other concepts and properties that may be useful in further theoretical explorations. Methodological contributions include demonstrating grounded theory as a viable method for exploring large text-based datasets; paving the way for machine learning approaches to analyzing qualitative data; and illustrating how project evaluations can be used in a similar fashion as interview data. Practical contributions include providing information to guide community networking-related policies and initiatives from the perspectives of stakeholders at all levels, including establishing funded projects as local employment opportunities and re-conceptualizing sustainability in terms of human networks rather than technological networks.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Masten-Cain, Kathryn
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Press Release: Federal Cuts in Minority AIDS Education]

Description: A press release from National Task Force on AIDS Prevention explaining the African American community's response to Magic Johnson denouncing the federal cuts to minority AIDS education.
Date: November 14, 1991
Creator: National Task Force on AIDS Prevention of the National Association, Black and White Men Together
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Informational Letter: Community Outreach Center]

Description: An informational letter from the Community Outreach Center listing out programs and events that are aimed at offering assistance to people with HIV/AIDS. This letter was sent to Dennis Vercher at the Dallas Voice, an LGBT publication.
Date: December 1989
Creator: Community Outreach Center
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sample: Resources and Funding]

Description: A sample of AIDS awareness and assistance organizations along with their sources of funding. This is followed by an AIDS glossary, defining illnesses and medical terms.
Date: 19uu
Creator: AIDS Prevention Project
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections