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Aspire Mobile Connectivity Program ConnectED Initiative - Phase II

AT&T Aspire, administered by Connected Nation

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #146692

Grant Description

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In-kind grants to USA middle and high schools of free broadband internet connectivity for classroom educational devices. Mobile broadband service will enable students to utilize tablets and other mobile devices for educational purposes that support student learning in new and more effective ways.

From software that lets students learn at their own pace to interactive content that makes learning more engaging, these technologies lead to breakthroughs in teaching methods and assessing student progress.

Specifically, the Foundation will provide:

-4G mobile broadband data services for student access to learning-based websites, applications, and services;
-Mobile device management to support tracking and usage of devices;
-Security software to protect access, safety and security of students;
-Solution integration for schools, to support device configuration, logistics and care services; and
-Training for teachers and administrators on effective ways to integrate this solution into classrooms and learning.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Applications may be submitted for Middle Schools and High Schools only.

-The target size for each award under this program should serve a combined total of 2,000 to 4,000 students, teachers, and administrators per district (or administrative equivalent). Applications should not be submitted for significantly larger or smaller contributions.

-Contributions may be split among multiple schools within a single district (or administrative equivalent) as long as:
1) The upper threshold for the total number of students to be served is not exceeded
2) All students within each applicant school are eligible to receive service (i.e., partial school deployments serving a single grade level or group within a school will not be considered)

-Consortium applications (i.e., multiple school districts represented on a single application) will not be accepted. However, smaller school districts that are located in roughly the same geographic area that wish to collaborate with one another to reach the target award size may do so by submitting their own individual applications and indicating a desire to collaborate in their responses to the first narrative question on the application.

-An applicant school must either be eligible to receive Title I funding or be one in which more than 50% of enrolled students are eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program.

-All applicant schools must have the equivalent of at least 1 dedicated IT support professional on staff to support the needs of the project.

-All applicant schools must be physically located within AT&T's 4G or 4G LTE coverage areas. Click here to view a map of AT&T's network footprint and search using the school's ZIP code.

-Applicant schools must be willing to verify that all teachers have completed any training that may be required.

Pre-Application Information:

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Term of Contract:

3 years

Contact Information:

Connected Nation
P.O. Box 43586
Washington, DC 20010

Telephone: (877) 846-7710

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