Eligibility is limited to high-need districts and eligible local partnerships with a state-approved technology plan.
A state-approved technology plan is:
- A three to five year plan which describes the use of education technology in the district and meets the criteria required by the EETT program.
- Approved by the California Department of Education. See the current status of a technology plan.
- Reviewed and uploaded by the local California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) technology plan coordinator.
A high-need district is a district that:
- Is among those in the state with the highest numbers or percentages of children from families with incomes below the poverty line and;
- Serves one or more schools identified as Program Improvement (PI) schools or;
- Has a substantial need for assistance in acquiring and using technology, defined as having an average of 10:1 student-to-multimedia computer ratio or greater in schools serving seven through twelfth grades in the district or an average of less than 50 percent of classrooms connected to the Internet in schools serving seven through twelfth grades in the district.
An eligible local partnership is:
- A consortium that includes at least one high-need school district and other local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, educational service agencies, libraries, non-profit educational entities, or other educational entities appropriate to provide local programs.