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Atlanta-area education agency tops 34 states with its award

With a keen eye on emerging technologies, a consortium of Georgia school systems emerged with a $28.8 million award during the first year of the eRate. The award to Atlanta’s…

Second-year demand for eRate exceeds funding cap

Schools and libraries nationwide have requested more than $2.4 billion in eRate discounts for the 1999-2000 program year, according to an estimate by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of…

Year Two: What happens now?

If any part of your Form 471 application arrived at the SLD’s office in Lawrence, Kansas after 11:59 p.m. EST, you’re out of luck. Because of extenuating circumstances, the SLD…

Debate intensifies over filtering mandate

A bill that would require schools and libraries receiving eRate discounts to install filtering software was the subject of heated debate at a Senate hearing last month. In an effort…

Task force presents suggestions for Year Three of the eRate

In February, the SLD created a task force to review current eRate policies and procedures with an eye toward streamlining the program in time for the 2000-2001 program year. The…

ALA appoints its own task force

In February, the American Library Association (ALA) passed a resolution reaffirming support of the eRate and establishing a presidentially-appointed ALA task force to work with the SLD on eRate issues.…

Grantmaker Profile: Eaton Charitable Contributions Program

Eaton Charitable Contributions Program Contact: Nancy Utter 1111 Superior Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114 Tel: (216) 523-5000 Fax: (216) 479-7014 Web: http://www.eaton.com/ corp/contribute/index.html Schools and districts in 25 states might be…

Grants: Opportunities, Deadlines and Awards

May Program for Gender Equity in Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology (SMET) The purpose of this National Science Foundation (NSF) grant is to raise the interest and achievement of girls…

Before trolling for federal dollars, target local technology companies first

In your search for technology funding, it’s best to start in your own backyard. As one Washington, D.C. high school is proving, forming partnerships with local corporations can have as…

Take advantage of equipment donations–here’s how

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure–and what is old, slow, and obsolete to some might be perfect for a school that intends only to use a computer to run…