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FACTS ON NJ E-RATE FUNDING COMMITMENTS - 10

February 27, 1999

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NATIONAL INFORMATION

  • More than 30,000 applications received for the Universal Service Fund by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD).
  • This tenth wave notified agencies that submitted approximately 1135 applications.
  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed nationally in the form of a discount on eligible services for this wave: approximately $257 million.

 

NEW JERSEY INFORMATION

  • New Jersey's schools and libraries have applied for more than $74 million in E-Rate discounts. New Jersey's E-Rate applications would directly benefit 63% of its public school districts, 50% of its non-public schools, and 33% of its libraries throughout the state.
  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed to New Jersey in the form of a discount on eligible services in this wave: $6,327,237.64. Total amount committed to New Jersey at this time: $61,377,231.40, which is 3.7% of national total (approximately $1.6 billion).
  • Total number of awards in NJ for wave ten: 1135. (NJ comprised 2.7% of the total national awards.)
  • Number of agencies notified in the tenth wave: 30. Many agencies filed more than one application for separate services in the following categories:

Public School Districts: 17 (Three Abbott districts received awards in this wave.)

Non-Public Schools: 9

Public Libraries: 4

Top 10 Awards:

DISTRICT

TOWN

COUNTY

DISCOUNT

AMOUNT*

NUMBER

Jersey City School District**

Jersey City

Hudson

87

$3,913,819.41

13

Camden City Public Schools**

Camden

Camden

85

$818,034.37

3

West New York School District**

West New York

Hudson

73

$585,274.25

4

Jersey City Public Library

Jersey City

Hudson

87

$269,418.99

8

Fairfield Township Public Schools

Bridgeton

Cumberland

80

$106,660.00

2

Roselle Borough School District

Roselle

Union

66

$88,037.40

3

Bayonne School District

Bayonne

Hudson

58

$69,373.80

3

Newark Public Library

Newark

Essex

87

$66,615.90

5

Bergen County Technical Schools

Paramus

Bergen

57

$66,139.95

4

Plainfield Public Schools

Plainfield

Union

60

$62,296.00

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*Amount = Funds committed in the form of a discount on eligible services (telecommunications and dedicated services, Internet access, and internal connections).

**Abbott districts.