Ed. Tech.

FACTS ON NJ E-RATE FUNDING COMMITMENTS 3

December 19, 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 third wave notifies agencies that submitted approximately 1000 applications.
  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed in the form of a discount on eligible services for this wave: $27 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 third wave: $1,013,546.91. Total amount committed to New Jersey to-date: $4,970,838.36 (2.8% of national total to-date.)
  • Total number of awards in NJ: 82. (NJ comprised 6.6% of the national awards.)
  • Number of agencies notified in the third wave are: 36. Many agencies filed more than one application for separate services in the following categories:

Non-Public Schools: 6

Public School Districts: 30 (one Abbott district received awards in this wave)

Top 10 Awards:

DISTRICT

TOWN

COUNTY

DISCOUNT

AMOUNT*

NUMBER

Old Bridge Township School District

Matawan

Middlesex

43

$160,067.50

2

Woodbridge Township School District

Woodbridge

Middlesex

43

$155,357.02

2

Lower Camden County Regional High School District

Atco

Camden

52

$101,771.68

3

Pope John Paul II Elementary School

Clifton

Passaic

90

$83,336.40

6

West Milford Township School District

West Milford

Passaic

40

$56,666.70

1

Belleville School District

Belleville

Essex

48

$54,960.00

7

Bergen County Technical Schools

Paramus

Bergen

44

$53,078.96

2

West Orange School District

West Orange

Essex

43

$34,989.96

1

Atlantic County Special Services District

Mays Landing

Atlantic

78

$33,743.11

2

North Wildwood School District

Wildwood

Cape May

80

$32,256.00

1

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

One school (non-public) was awarded funding for internal connections: Pope John Paul II Elementary School in Clifton. The school receives a 90% discount on internal connections for local area networks for a total $66,195.00.

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].