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Education Technology K-12 Voucher

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

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.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Public school districts that have a state-approved technology plan may apply on behalf of their eligible schools. County offices of education, direct-funded charter schools, and State Special Schools do not have to meet the state-approved technology plan requirement and can apply on their own behalf. “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
The online RFA will be avaliable for two years. Eligible Lead Education Agencies can apply for funding at any time through June 30, 2008.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Microsoft Cases, J.C.C.P. No. 4106, Superior Court of California
Source / Type Private / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2006-07
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
9010 / 8699
Total Available $400,000,000
Recipient
Amount
$50 - $100 per pupil
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Allocation will be based upon the total enrollment at eligible schools. Consideration for small schools is included.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
September 18, 2006
Due Date June 30, 2008
Expected
Notification Date
Unavailable

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r5/etv06rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/et/st/etvbkgrnd.asp
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/et/st/etv.asp
Other This request for applications (RFA) is not competitive. All applicants that successfully complete the RFA will be funded.

Contacts

Program Doris Stephen
Phone : 916-324-9943
E-mail : dstephen@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Gary Quiring
Phone : 916-319-0537
E-mail : gquiring@cde.ca.gov
Division Educational Data Management Division
Phone : 916-323-5715
Fax : 916-323-5110

Last Modified: January 3, 2013

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