A county office of education, school district, or direct-funded charter school must have an approved education technology plan in order to receive education technology funds administered by the California Department of Education (CDE). (Education Code Section 51871.5.) The current funding programs that require an approved technology plan include, but are not limited to, the federal E-rate program and the Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program.
Comprehensive Education Technology Plan Requirements
Comprehensive Education Technology plans can be used to qualify for the E-rate or the Education Technology K-12 Voucher program.
E-rate - Education Technology Plan Requirements
E-rate requires approved technology plans as a prerequisite for receiving Internet access or internal connection discounts. A CDE-approved standard education technology plan can be used for E-rate application purposes and the Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program.
Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program
Funding for this program resulted from a Settlement between California consumers and Microsoft Corporation in Microsoft Cases, J.C.C.P. No.4016, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, Department 305.
Eligible schools may use vouchers to purchase hardware, software, technical support, and professional development. PublicK-12 school districts that have an approved technology plan may apply on behalf of their eligible schools.
CTAP Technology Plan Builder
This free tool will guide you in the development or revision of your technology plan.
Technology Plan Status
To check the technology plan status of a county, district, or direct-funded charter school, select your county on the CDE View Technology Plan Status by County Web page.