$55 million from New York Department of Education
For the federal Technology Literacy Challenge Fund program, nearly $55 million to 43 consortia of New York public and private schools, community organizations, and regional education centers. The state education department chose to award the money from the 1997 and 1998 fiscal years together at the end of the 1997-98 school year. New York received about $17 million in fiscal year 1997 and roughly $38 million in 1998.
$12 million in new equipment from Smart Valley Inc.
For the SmartSchools PC Day project, 6,000 new Pentium II-based computers to