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
With the 2020–2021 Technology Lending Grant, districts can continue using digital instructional materials while ensuring equitable access for students through loaned equipment for learning off campus. Funding can be used for the Kajeet Sentinel-Ready™ LTE Chromebook, Kajeet SmartSpot® and/or Kajeet SmartBus™ solutions.
Applicants must address the following within their application:
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 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.
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
Kajeet has put together pricing for our Kajeet SmartSpot® (Wi-Fi hotspot), Kajeet Sentinel-Ready™ LTE Chromebook, and Kajeet SmartBus™ (school bus Wi-Fi) solutions to make it simple for you.
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.
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.
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.