Ed. Tech.

FACTS ON NJ E-RATE FUNDING COMMITMENTS - 2

December 4, 1998

NATIONAL INFORMATION

Details

  • More than 30,000 applications received for the Universal Service Fund by the Schools and Libraries Corporation (SLC).
  • All applications will be notified in several waves by the end of January 1999.
  • This second wave notifies agencies that submitted approximately 3,300 applications.
  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed in the form of a discount on eligible services for this wave: $76 million.

NEW JERSEY INFORMATION

  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed to New Jersey in the form of a discount on eligible services in the second wave: $1,932,717.66. Total amount committed to New Jersey to-date: $3,957,291.45 (2.7% of national total to-date.)
  • Total number of awards in NJ: 214. (NJ comprised 6.5% of the national awards.)
  • Number of agencies notified in the second wave are: 110. Many agencies filed more than one application for separate services in the following categories:

Non-Public Schools: 23 Public Libraries: 1

Public School Districts: 86 (three Abbott districts received awards in this wave)

Top 10 Awards:

DISTRICT

TOWN

COUNTY

DISCOUNT

AMOUNT*

NUMBER

Lumberton Twp

Lumberton

Burlington

40

$135,440.00

4

North Bergen

North Bergen

Hudson

63

$130,150.13

4

Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill

Camden

41

$128,745.91

4

Perth Amboy**

Perth Amboy

Middlesex

90

$99,540.00

1

Piscataway

Piscatway

Middlesex

40

$93,115.40

2

Union Twp.

Union

Union

41

$84,870.00

1

Bergen Co. Tech

Paramus

Bergen

50

$75,150.00

1

Holmdel

Holmdel

Monmouth

40

$64,584.00

1

Carteret

Carteret

Middlesex

67

$64,038.60

4

Millburn Twp

Millburn

Essex

33

$61,321.75

4

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

**Abbott districts.

NOTE: Two other Abbott districts received funding - Orange (87% discount - award = $21,141) and Vineland (72% discount - award = $5,411.52)

Total awards in the second wave for Abbott districts = $126,092.52

Three schools were awarded funding for internal connections: Assumption All Saints School and Sacred Heart School in Jersey City and St. Rose of Lima School in Newark. All three schools receive a 90% discount on internal connections for local area networks for a total $39,993.30.

For additional details on funding commitments by services requested (telecommunications, Internet access and internal connections) and discount bands see table from SLC and department's website [www.state.nj.us/education].