Ed. Tech.

FACTS ON NJ E-RATE FUNDING COMMITMENTS - 4 PART 2

January 15, 1999

Details

NATIONAL INFORMATION

  • More than 30,000 applications received for the Universal Service Fund by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD).
  • All applications will be notified in several waves by mid-February, 1999.
  • This fourth wave - part two notified only libraries that submitted 1,346 applications.
  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed in the form of a discount on eligible services for this wave: approximately $8 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 the fourth wave: $193,139.94. Total amount committed to

New Jersey to-date: $5,795,691.45 (2.7% of national total to-date = $217 million.)

  • Total number of awards in NJ: 67. (NJ comprised 2.3% of the national awards.)

Number of libraries notified in this fourth wave - part two is: 32.

Top 10 Awards:

LIBRARY

TOWN

COUNTY

DISCOUNT

AMOUNT*

NUMBER

Cumberland County Library

Bridgeton

Cumberland

80

$23,576.00

4

Elizabeth Public Library

Elizabeth

Union

86

$17,578.40

2

New Brunswick Free Public Library

New Brunswick

Middlesex

89

$14,331.67

6

Ocean County Library

Toms River

Ocean

45

$13,525.65

2

Trenton Public Library

Trenton

Mercer

79

$12,384.83

1

Gloucester County Library

Mullica Hill

Gloucester

47

$12,267.00

3

Irvington Public Library

Irvington

Essex

80

$12,160.00

2

Joseph Keenan

Elizabeth

Union

86

$11,008.00

2

Bridgeton Free Public Library

Bridgeton

Cumberland

88

$7,352.40

3

Millville Public Library

Millville

Cumberland

64

$7,242.00

5

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

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