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Microsoft Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program

Funding Description

Education Technology K-12 Vouchers are the result of the Settlement Agreement between California consumers and the Microsoft Corporation. The vouchers are to be used to assist districts to implement and support their state-approved district technology plans designed to foster effective teaching and promote student achievement in eligible schools that serve students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The vouchers can be redeemed for a variety of goods and services and may be used for any computer platform that the school or district specifies. The vouchers will be in the form of 50 percent General Purpose Vouchers and 50 percent Specific Category Software Vouchers. The California Department of Education is providing services for the settlement claims administrator, selected by the court, that is managing the private funding for the vouchers.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria “Eligible schools” as defined in the Settlement Agreement means all public K-12 schools, county offices of education, direct-funded charter schools, and State Special Schools in which at least 40 percent of the attending students are eligible to receive free or reduced-priced meals through the National School Lunch Program. “Eligible Schools” also include all public high schools in California that serve students from public elementary, middle, and junior high schools at which at least 40 percent of the attending students are eligible to receive free or reduced-priced meals through the National School Lunch Program.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Microsoft Cases, J.C.C.P. No. 4106, Superior Court of California
Source / Type Private / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2013-14
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 9010 / 8699
Total Available $188,414,000
Recipient Amount $35.98
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Allocation will be based on total enrollment at eligible schools.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Education Technology K-12 Voucher: Background []
Fiscal Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program []
Other To view more information about the Microsoft Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program, including funding results for California schools, please visit: Click on the link "Balance Statements" for funding results.


Program Michael Kryshak, 916-319-0260,
Fiscal Michael Kryshak, 916-319-0260,
Division Educational Data Management Division, 916-323-5715 (phone), 916-323-5110 (fax)
Last Modified: March 26, 2015

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