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2010-11 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Enhancing Education through Technology

2010-11 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Enhancing Education through Technology

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To improve instructional strategies and student academic achievement including technology literacy through research-based and technology-infused school and district implementation projects. Grant funds may support necessary and appropriate technology equipment, resources, professional development and integration costs related to the implementation of project goals, objectives and strategies.

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GrantWatch ID#: 123581

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$200,000 to $600,000

Term of Contract:

1 1/2 years


  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Local Governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Private sector organizations
  • Qualified personnel refers to those individuals who are approved as required to deliver services
  • School Districts
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

See List of Eligible High-need local educational agency or an eligible local partnership. A high-need local educational agency is a local educational agency that: has at least 10% or 750 students from families with incomes below the poverty line (by U.S. Census Data) � AND serves one or more schools identified for improvement or corrective action under section 1116 of the ESEA -- OR has a substantial need for assistance in acquiring and using technology.

An eligible local partnership is a partnership that includes at least one high-need local educational agency and at least one of the following: A local educational agency that can demonstrate that teachers in its schools are effectively integrating technology and proven teaching practices into instruction, based on a review of relevant research, and that the integration results in improvement in classroom instruction and in helping students meet challenging academic standards; An institution of higher education that is in full compliance with the reporting requirements of section 207(f) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and that has not been identified by the State as low-performing under the act and with demonstrated expertise in the application of education technology in instruction in K-12 school setting; A for-profit business or organization that develops, designs, manufactures, or produces technology products or services, or has substantial expertise in the application of technology in instruction in K-12 school setting; or
A public or private, nonprofit organization with demonstrated expertise in the application of education technology in instruction in K-12 school setting; and/or Other local educational agencies, educational service agencies, libraries, or other educational entities appropriate to provide services to local K-12 schools.

Only a LEA (public school district, charter school, BOCES) may serve as the fiscal agent for the grant.

Applications must focus on schools in need of improvement (SINI, Corrective Action, or Restructuring). LEAs can submit or participate in only one grant application. An applicant must apply for only one of the four priorities.

Pre-Application Information: Question and Answers
Applicants may apply to use funds for one of the following four priorities:

�Priority 1: Creating a technology rich student-centered active learning environments (SCALE).
�Priority 2: Online formative assessment data management that is compatible with the P-20 data system.
�Priority 3: Online learning and instruction connected with the development of SED�s Virtual School Initiative.
�Priority 4: Using technology to better support limited English proficiency/English language learners (LEP/ELLs) and students with disabilities

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

New York State Education Department
Grants Management
Room 664 EBA
Albany, New York 12234

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