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Texas Technology Lending Grant 2020 - 2021

The Texas Education Agency established the Technology Lending Grant for districts to implement technology lending programs, including loaning equipment necessary to access and use digital instructional materials - such as WiFi hotspots, Chromebooks, and school bus WiFi.

THE APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED
AWARDEES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN APRIL 2020

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 Applicants must address the following within their application:

  • The applicant must describe a plan for providing internet access to student residences, residential center(s), and/or buses that transport students for whom a single ride lasts, on average, at least an hour for students with the highest need for off-campus internet access.
  • The applicant must describe how the lending program aligns with current curriculum, instruction, and classroom management policies and/or practices on its participating campus(es).
  • The applicant must describe how it is using digital instructional materials in one or more foundation curriculum subject area(s) for one or more grade level(s).
  • The applicant must describe how infrastructure and technical support is adequate to support students’ anticipated use of devices provided through the grant at its participating campus(es).
  • The applicant must describe how the grant will be administered on participating campus(es), including a description of how the check-out and check-in process will operate, who will oversee the check-out process, especially in cases of competing need, and the process that will be used to maintain the technology lending equipment in proper working condition.

There is $10 Million available through the Technology Lending Grant. It is anticipated that approximately 144 grants will be awarded ranging in amounts from $50,000 to $150,000.

  • Districts with an enrollment of 2,999 students or less are eligible for up to $50,000. Approximately 101 grants will be awarded for a total of $5,050,000. 
  • Districts with an enrollment of 3,000-24,999 students are eligible for up to $100,000. Approximately 30 grants will be awarded for a total of $3,000,000. 

  • Districts with an enrollment of 25,000 or more students are eligible for up to $150,000. Approximately 13 grants will be awarded for a total of $1,950,000.

  • Applicant enrollment will be determined using the 2018 Snapshot data

Due Dates

NOTICE OF INTENT* DUE DATE: 12/06/2019 | Submit Notice of Intent Here

*The filing of this notice is not mandatory; however, it will assist the Texas Education Agency anticipate the volume of applications.


APPLICATION DUE DATE: 1/09/2020

 

SmartSpot Bundles

Kajeet SmartSpot devices connect students anytime, anywhere to filtered, CIPA-compliant Internet access. Each device arrive come fully activated and kitted with a protective case, instruction card, and charger.

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LTE Chromebook Bundles

Kajeet Sentinel-Ready™ LTE Chromebook - built specifically for students. Each LTE Chromebook comes pre-equipped with embedded wireless service, connecting students wherever they are to filtered, CIPA-compliant Internet access.

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SmartBus Bundles

The Kajeet SmartBus™ school bus WiFi solution extends the classroom to the bus with CIPA- compliant, filtered Internet access. SmartBus routers can be hard installed or packaged in a portable kit.

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Portable Router Kit