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Technology Literacy Challenge

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

Funding is available for hardware acquisition for grades four through eight. Successful applicants will receive funding to purchase up-to-date multimedia computers to reduce the student-to-computer ratio to 10-to-1 or better in classrooms for grades four through eight. Successful districts will be required to decrease the student-to-multimedia computer ratio in all core classrooms for grades four through eight to no more than 10-to-1, or the grant funded ratio whichever is lower, at each school for which funding is received.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria District-wide, 40 percent or more of the student population must be eligible for free and reduced price lunches. Further, Education Code Section 51871.5(c) requires that on or after January 1, 2002, a school district shall have a three-year or five-year education technology plan as a precondition of receiving any technology grant administered by the California Department of Education.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Goals 2000: Educate America Act, Title III, Sec. 302
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2002-03
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4040 / 8290
Total Available $10,000,000
Recipient Amount amount varies, see Web site for details
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available November 30, 2001
Due Date April 15, 2002
Expected Notification Date June 30, 2002

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Doug Jann, 916-445-6815,
Fiscal Delores Evarts, 916-323-5204,
Division Educational Data Management Division, 916-323-5715 (phone), 916-323-5110 (fax)
Last Modified: January 6, 2005
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