Ed. Tech.

FACTS ON NJ E-RATE FUNDING COMMITMENTS - 5

January 21, 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 fifth wave notified agencies that submitted 4,575 applications.
  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed in the form of a discount on eligible services for this wave: approximately $212 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 fifth wave: $9,942,304.76. Total amount committed to New Jersey to-date: $15,737,996.21 (3.7% of national total to-date = $429 million.)
  • Total number of awards in NJ: 317. (NJ comprised 2.4% of the national awards.)
  • Number of agencies notified in the fifth wave is: 111. Many agencies filed more than one application for separate services in the following categories:

Non-Public Schools: 19 Public Libraries: 34

Public School Districts: 58 (eight Abbott districts received awards in this wave)

Top 10 Awards:

DISTRICT

TOWN

COUNTY

DISCOUNT

AMOUNT*

NUMBER

Passaic City School District**

Passaic

Passaic

86

$2,245,699.08

6

Paterson School District**

Paterson

Passaic

90

$2,193,842.10

26

East Orange School District**

East Orange

Essex

83

$1,153,537.00

3

Union City School District**

Union City

Hudson

90

$747,522.52

17

Long Branch School District**

Long Branch

Monmouth

82

$569,033.04

18

Weehawken Township School District

Weehawken

Hudson

80

$441,327.20

3

Trenton City School District**

Trenton

Mercer

84

$297,660.72

2

Orange Board of Education**

Orange

Essex

87

$271,181.84

5

Red Bank School District

Red Bank

Monmouth

80

$174,374.85

5

Hudson County School of Technology

North Bergen

Hudson

69

$160,381.53

3

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

**Abbott districts.