Education Technology State Grants, Recovery Act

To provide grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) on a formula basis to (a) improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in schools; (b) assist all students in becoming technologically literate by the end of eighth grade; and (c) encourage the effective integration of technology
with teacher training and curriculum development to establish successful research-based instructional methods.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Local activities supported by these grants include continuing professional development programs and public-private partnerships focused on the integration of technology in schools.

Activities also include: the acquisition of new technology hardware, software applications or the use of existing technologies and curricula that integrate technology and are designed to meet challenging State academic standards, improve student achievement; the use of technology to increase parental involvement in schools; and the use of technology to collect, manage, and analyze data to enhance teaching and school improvement efforts.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2009: This program is designed to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. It is also designed to assist every student - regardless of race, ethnicity, income, geographical location, or disability - in becoming technologically literate by the end of eighth grade. The program will facilitate the effective integration of technology resources and systems with professional development and curriculum development, resulting in research-based instructional methods that can be widely replicated. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

At least 95 percent of awards to SEAs must be used to make subgrants to LEAs.

Half of the subgrant funds (the 95 percent) must be used for formula awards to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive funds under Title I, Part A.

The remaining one-half provides competitive awards to eligible local entities (see benificiary eligibility).

Each LEA and eligible entity receiving funds under this program must use at least 25 percent of its funds to provide professional development; the remaining funds must be used carry out other activities consistent with the purposes of the program and the district's local technology plan.

This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564- 76.569.

For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/ Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Elementary/Secondary Education.

Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Elementary/Secondary Education

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Local; Education Professional; School; Education (0-8); Education (9-12); Education (13+)

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. State applications for funding under Title II, D, Subpart 1 submitted to and approved by the Department as part of the FY 2002 State Consolidated Applications are applicable.

Award Procedures

The Department of Education (ED) makes grants through SEAs to LEAs using statutory formulas based primarily on Census Bureau estimates of the number of children from low-income families in each LEA.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate for application deadlines.

Authorization

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title II, Part D, Subpart 1 and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

The Secretary shall not disapprove a State technology plan or State application, before offering the State an opportunity to revise the plan and a hearing. (See 34 CFR 76.202.).

Renewals

> 180 Days. SEAs shall annually report to the Secretary. Renewals are subject to the availability of resources.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Percent: 50.%. Funds are allocated to States proportionate to their share under Part A of Title I of ESEA but with a minimum allocation to any State of one-half of one percent of the amount appropriated. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards generally are made for 1 year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No Information Provided.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

As required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) for State-administered programs (34 CFR part 76), financial and performance reports are required annually.

Grantees under this competition may anticipate having to report at the end of each quarter on the amount of grant funds obligated and expended; all activities for which those funds were obligated and expended; the completion status of those activities; the estimated number of jobs created or retained by the project and those activities; and detailed information on any contracts awarded with grant funds.

As required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) for State-administered programs (34 CFR part 76), financial and performance reports are required annually.

Grantees under this competition may anticipate having to report at the end of each quarter on the amount of grant funds obligated and expended; all activities for which those funds were obligated and expended; the completion status of those activities; the estimated number of jobs created or retained by the project and those activities; and detailed information on any contracts awarded with grant funds.

As required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) for State-administered programs (34 CFR part 76), financial and performance reports are required annually.

Grantees under this competition may anticipate having to report at the end of each quarter on the amount of grant funds obligated and expended; all activities for which those funds were obligated and expended; the completion status of those activities; the estimated number of jobs created or retained by the project and those activities; and detailed information on any contracts awarded with grant funds.

As required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) for State-administered programs (34 CFR part 76), financial and performance reports are required annually.

Grantees under this competition may anticipate having to report at the end of each quarter on the amount of grant funds obligated and expended; all activities for which those funds were obligated and expended; the completion status of those activities; the estimated number of jobs created or retained by the project and those activities; and detailed information on any contracts awarded with grant funds.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that receive financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have

Records

As required by EDGAR for State-Administered programs (34 CFR part 76). Generally, States and subgrantees must retain records related to grant funds and compliance for a period of 5 years.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-1001-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $650,000,000; FY 10 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

State awards range from the minimum $3,209,375 to $55,492,691.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

34 CFR 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Enid Marshall School Support and Technology Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., FB6, Room 3E307, , Washington 20202 Email: enid.marshall@ed.gov Phone: (202) 708-9499

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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