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School Renovation Technology

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

Federal funding in the amount of $33 million is available to local educational agencies (LEAs) in California for the purpose of lowering the student-to-computer ratio in classrooms, grades four through eight. The funds will be distributed through a competitive grant program to schools that have been renovated, are currently undergoing renovation, or will be renovated in the near future. Eligible applicants include school districts and county offices of education that serve any combination of grades four through eight.


Local educational agencies
Schools are eligible only if they have recently been renovated or will soon be renovated, as defined in the application. Eligibility is restricted to school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools that serve any combination of grades four through eight. A direct funded charter school will be deemed an LEA for the purpose of this program and may apply separately. A locally funded charter school should be included within an application filed by the school district. Free and reduced price lunch participation is not a factor in eligibility.
The School Technology Survey must have been completed between January 14, 2002, and June 30, 2002, to be eligible to apply. Education Code Section 51871.5(c) requires that on or after January 1, 2002, a school district shall have a three-year to five-year education technology plan as a precondition of receiving any technology grant administered by the California Department of Education.
Grade Level(s)
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Age Level(s)
Not applicable


Section 321(a)(1)(D) of Public Law 106-554
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2002-03
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
4141 / 8290
Total Available $33,000,000
$2,000 per computer
Allocation Formula $2,000 per computer to reduce the student-to-computer ratio to 10-to-1 in grades four through eight. Priority will be given to schools with the highest school-wide student-to-computer ratio. Grant awards will be reduced by the amount of funding received under the Technology Literacy Grant Part B.

Important Dates

August 27, 2002
Due Date November 5, 2002
Notification Date
December 12, 2002

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other As part of the LEA’s application for this funding, the agency must specify the school(s) for which they are seeking funding. Any funds received must be spent at the school that qualified for the funds. Funding may not be transferred among qualifying schools. The grant must be used to purchase multimedia computers to be placed in classrooms, grades four through eight, excluding libraries and media centers.


Program Michelle Collins
Phone : 916-323-5112
E-mail :
Fiscal Alicia Stampfli
Phone : 916-323-5263
E-mail :
Division Educational Data Management Division
Phone : 916-323-5715
Fax : 916-323-5110

Last Modified: January 6, 2005

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