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Grant Opportunites

Bell Atlantic Foundation Grants The Bell Atlantic Foundation reviews unsolicited proposals from the 13 northeastern states served by Bell Atlantic on a continuous calendar year basis from January through November.…

Appeals decision broadens program rules

An Aug. 11 ruling by the FCC regarding Tennessee’s first-year eRate application could have far-reaching implications for schools. In partly reversing the SLD’s decision to deny the state’s request for…

Two tips that could save you time and money on your next eRate application

Tip #1: Plan now for calculating Year 3 discount levels Now is a good time to start thinking about optimizing your discount levels for Year 3 of the eRate. Remember…

Year Two funding letters to continue through September

Through the seventh wave of Year Two funding commitment letters, issued Aug. 20, the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Co. has sent out more than…

Legislative update: Congress moves closer to a filtering requirement

Just before Congress left for its August recess, several developments occurred that brought eRate applicants a few steps closer to an internet filtering requirement. Requiring filters in exchange for eRate…

eRate survives telcos’ legal assault: Appeals court upholds $2.25 billion program as constitutional

The $2.25 billion eRate program, which provides telecommunications discounts to schools and libraries, survived a major legal challenge late in July when a federal appeals court ruled that the Federal…

Grantmaker Profile: Connections to the Internet Program

Connections to the Internet Program Division of Advanced Networking Infrastructure and Research, Room 1175 National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22230 Tel: (703) 306-1949 eMail: anir-info@nsf.gov Web: http://www.nsf.gov/home/grants.htm…

Grants: Opportunities, Deadlines and Awards

September Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loans This program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers loans or combination loans and grants to rural school districts and other non-profit entities for…

Feds, states boost funding for school security

In the aftermath of the April 20 shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., in which two students killed themselves and 13 others, funding for school security has…

Just the FAQs: Software provides automatic answers to stakeholders’ questions

School administrators looking for a cost-effective way to answer the many questions that parents, students, and teachers might have about district policies or programs should note a new software system…