The Texas Education Agency established the Technology Lending Grant, for local educational agencies, to implement technology lending programs, including loaning equipment necessary to access and use digital instructional materials. The application is now available.
Up to $10 million is available for school districts who have at least 40% economically-disadvantaged students and either (a) have a Technology Plan on file with TEA for the 2016-2017 school year or (b) show evidence of a current local technology plan on participating campuses.
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.
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