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Uses of ARRA Educational Technology (Title II Part D) Funds

Uses of ARRA Educational Technology (Title II Part D) Funds
ARRA Title II Part D funds offer an unprecedented opportunity to provide additional assistance to schools in order to implement 21st century classrooms using innovative strategies that enhance instruction, facilitate teaching and learning, and improve student achievement. These additional resources will enable eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) and eligible local entities to provide new and emerging technologies, create state-of-the-art learning environments, and offer additional training and support for teachers to help students achieve academically and acquire the skills needed to compete in a global economy. Four principles guide the distribution and use of ED’s ARRA funds, including the Title II-D funds: (1) spend funds quickly to save and create jobs; (2) improve student achievement through school improvement and reform; (3) ensure transparency, reporting, and accountability; and (4) invest one-time ARRA funds thoughtfully to minimize the “funding cliff.”

ARRA Educational Technology (Title II Part D) Application Process

New Jersey’s ARRA Title II Part D funds were awarded through a discretionary grant opportunity entitled Teaching & Learning with Essential New Technologies in the 21st Century (TALENT21).

ARRA Educational Technology (Title II Part D) Fund Allocations

The ARRA Title II Part D fund allocation available to New Jersey eligible LEAs was $11,373,944 and the entire allocation was awarded through the TALENT21 discretionary grant opportunity.

ARRA Educational Technology (Title II Part D) Final Grant Awards
The ARRA Title II Part D fund allocations were awarded to:

 

County

Grantee

Partner Districts

Award Amount

Atlantic

Hamilton Twp

 

$1,430,000

Atlantic

Somers Point

 

$625,000

Cumberland

Bridgeton

Buena Regional, Fairfield Twp and Woodbine

$1,950,732

Cumberland

Millville

Commercial Twp

$1,960,000

Essex

Belleville

 

$1,335,000

Mercer

Lawrence Twp

 

$1,429,662

Passaic

Paterson

 

$2,299,948

Union

Roselle Boro

 

$1,430,000

 

   

$12,460,342 *

* Additional funding of $1,095,666 from FY2010 NCLB Title II, Part D Educational Technology allocations increased the total available funding to $12,460,342.

ARRA Educational Technology (Title II Part D) Guidance Documents

Note: federal guidelines are subject to change and the department will post the most current information as soon as we receive it.