Grant Funding & Other Resources for EdTech Programs
- Instructional Technology Program
The federal Race to the Top program as administered by NYSED has a one-time funding opportunity for public school districts to receive an allocation for the purchase of instructional technology devices (laptops, tablets etc) through their Regional Information Centers.
Race to the Top (RTTT) -
Technology Grant (LTG)
The state-funded LTG program awards $3.2 million to sixty-four projects, annually. The purpose of the Learning Technology Grant (LTG) program is to improve student academic performance in relation to the New York State learning standards with a particular focus on mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) , and science through the integration of educational technology in Pre-K-12 classroom activities.
Resource and Computer Training Centers
Teacher Centers, established by the New York State Legislature in 1984, is designed to to provide systematic, ongoing professional education services to the State's teachers with significant focus on effective use of technology in classroom teaching and learning.
- New! New York State Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA)
In November, 2014, the voters approved a ballot referendum authorizing the State to issue general obligation bonds in the amount of $2 Billion which can be used by school districts to purchase educational technology, secure improved internet connectivity, purchase high-tech security devices or build Pre-K classrooms.
- E-Rate Discount Program
The Education Rate or commonly known as "E-Rate," is the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund and designed to provide discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access.
This is a new federal initiative to redirect federal resources to secure increased bandwidth for schools and private resources to support enhanced digital learning and instruction.