Funding is $3.2 million from Goals 2000 for 25 grant awards at $125,000.
The grant program extends through September 30, 2001.
The program purposes are:
to promote the sharing of resources between pairs of school districts;
at least one of the partners in each pair must be an economically disadvantaged
to establish distance learning activities and connectivity that provide
students with increased access to resources over distances
to share demonstrably effective innovative instructional program for
the achievement of the standards; and
to support the equitable distribution of teleconferencing capacity,
staffing, connectivity and professional development.
It is anticipated that there will be a Round II of sixteen (16) awards
with a maximum of $125,000 per award and a total of $2 million for funding.
The Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO) is projected to be released in January