$10.1 million from Connecticut Department of Education
For the Technology Infrastructure Grant program, $10.1 million to 70 Connecticut school districts. State legislation earmarks $1 million each for Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury. The remaining $6 million was distributed through a competitive grant process. The program has distributed $20 million to 119 districts in the past three years.
$3.3 million from New York State Education Department
For the Learning Technology Grant program, $3.3 million to consortia of public school districts and nonpublic schools. Awards average $50,000 per consortium and are designed to implement state standards and assessment through the application of technology across core subject areas.
$1 million from Bell Atlantic/Virginia
For its Distance Learning Grants program, $1 million to 10 Virginia schools, districts, colleges, and consortia. The program awards grants to K-12 public schools and state-supported colleges in the company’s Virginia service area. Bell Atlantic plans to fund an additional $2 million in distance learning grants in the next two years. For more information, write to Manager, Distance Learning Grants, Bell Atlantic/Virginia, 11th Floor, 600 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23219; or eMail david.l.hudson@BellAtlantic.com.
$106,000 from Champlin Foundations
To help finance the district’s technology plan, $106,000 to the Providence, R.I., School Department. The Champlin Foundations make direct grants for capital needs (such as the purchase of equipment) to tax-exempt organizations, substantially all in Rhode Island.
$100,000 from SMART Modular Technologies Inc.
For the creation of a computer lab, more than $100,000 in equipment, support, and training to Irvington High School in Fremont, Calif. SMART donated 35 Pentium II computers, high-resolution scanners, a high-speed network laser printer, and an enterprise-class server to the project. The lab will be used to teach AutoCAD and graphics design classes and produce the school’s newspaper and yearbook. SMART Modular Technologies, also of Fremont, designs and manufactures memory modules, cards, and embedded computer products.