Answer: Anyone can apply if they are deaf or hard of hearing (with a bilateral hearing loss of 40dB or greater), are at least 16 years of age, are a U.S. citizen or holds a Permanent Resident Card, a Transition Plan Student (Student to Work or School to Post Secondary), an Active Vocational Rehabilitation Client or are income-eligible according to Project Endeavor income guidelines. To find out if you are eligible click here
Answer: There are several ways you can apply. You can contact us at the Contact Center to apply with a live agent or you can download an application here. You can also contact your regional Outreach Specialist and they will assist you with your application.
Answer: Most definitely! If you are not eligible for the discounted high-speed Internet service plans and/or devices, you can still benefit from the many tools that Project Endeavor offers! We have an array of educational videos available on our website (in ASL, caption, and voice) on various topics that can help you improve the quality of your life. We continue to expand our information and resources—stay tuned for more coming soon!
Project Endeavor is a program of CSD, funded by a two year contract with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This program focuses on providing deaf and hard of hearing Americans with access to high-speed Internet, through discounted Internet service plans and devices. Project Endeavor also provides an array of training materials and educational resources for deaf and hard of hearing people. Click here for more information about Project Endeavor.
Answer: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) awarded CSD a $14.9 million contract as part of the U.S. government's Recovery and Reinvestment act.
Answer: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is an agency within the Department of Commerce that advises the Office of the President on telecommunications and information policies.
Answer: Project Endeavor has three main goals—launch a contact center to provide income-eligible deaf and hard of hearing people with discounted high-speed Internet services and devices; establish public kiosks in community centers frequented by deaf and hard of hearing people so they can access the Internet and become qualified for Project Endeavor; provide technical and training assistance to these consumers they can learn how to maximize their use of the Internet.
Answer: None. By agreeing to our terms and conditions, you acknowledge that you are subject to audit and if you are found providing inaccurate information, you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent allowable by law.
Answer: Broadband, commonly known as high-speed Internet is either a fiber, cable or wireless connection that is faster than a dial-up connection. Broadband allows you access to videos, gaming, videophone communication and more, of which that you can't benefit from with a dial-up connection.
Answer: Mobile broadband allows you to connect to high-speed Internet without being tied to one specific location. Mobile broadband includes aircards and compact wireless routers and embedded 3G and/or 4G devices that allow users to connect to similar DSL/cable modem speed anywhere 3G and/or 4G services are available with Sprint.
Answer: If you currently have a landline Internet service, equipment can be purchased for up to 50% off. You can also get a wireless plan or a MiFi hot spot and still maintain landline at home.
Answer: You can choose from a range of tablets, mobile phones, netbooks and CapTel phones. Our device offerings may change over time. You can also get both device and Internet services if you qualify. For more information about devices, click here.
Answer: You can. You are responsible for paying any termination fees from your existing provider.
Answer: Yes. Project Endeavor has many resources available, such as improving your job-seeking skills, how to find a job, and other information on its website as well as through printed copies upon request. Additionally, because you now have access to the internet, you are able to take advantage of all the information and resources available online. You can contact Project Endeavor to connect with a person who can assist you by guiding you to these resources available.
Yes. Project Endeavor has many training materials and other resources available on its website and also printed materials upon request. You can also contact the Project Endeavor Contact Center to find out how you can connect with resources available.
Answer: CSD (also known as Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.), founded in 1975 in Sioux Falls, S.D., is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing broad–based services, ensuring public accessibility and increasing public awareness of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Today, CSD employs over 2,000 individuals in offices across the nation, providing a broad continuum of social and human services programs, as well as telecommunications relay services and contact center services.
Answer: As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the federal government invested $275 million dollars to create new jobs, save existing jobs and to spur economic growth. CSD applied for and was awarded a portion of this funding in order to provide income eligible deaf and hard of hearing people with the same level of Internet access the hearing people enjoy.
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