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Funding Grant Idea

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Star Chart

Long-Range Technology Plan

 

Funding Program:Computers For Learning

Funding Source: U. S. Federal Services Administration

Website:http://computersforlearning.gov/

 

 

About the program

 

In order to advocate and promote the reuse of computers, GSA is proud to sponsor the new re-engineered Computers for Learning (CFL) website. The CFL program assists federal agencies to meet the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 12999, "Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for All Children in the Next Century".

 

Elegibility

 

Schools and educational nonprofit organizations located in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, can receive computer equipment through the CFL Program. A school is eligible to participate if it is a public, private, or parochial school serving some portion of the pre-kindergarten through grade 12 population. Day care centers must provide a state approved preschool curriculum in order to participate.

 

An educational nonprofit organization must meet four criteria in order to participate. First, it must serve some portion of the pre-kindergarten through grade 12 population. Second, it must give evidence of its nonprofit status by being tax exempt under section 501(c) of the U.S. tax code. Third, it must operate primarily for the purpose of education. If an educational nonprofit organization is "riding" on the 501(c) certification of a parent organization, the parent organization must meet these criteria. Fourth, it must be approved, accredited, or licensed.

 

Deadline for submission

 

No submission deadline, continuous program.

 

Method of submitting

 

If you do not have a User ID click Register at www.computersforlearning.gov

If you are a school, you must supply a valid NCES number; if you are an educational nonprofit organization you must supply a valid 501C number on the registration form.

After you successfully complete the registration, the system will instantly assign and send you a User ID via email.

 

Requirements for proposal

 

All eligible schools and educational nonprofits must re-register to use the new CFL Module in GSAXcess.

 

All eligible schools must provide a valid National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) number to continue to complete the form. Schools can find this number by going to the NCES web site at http://nces.ed.gov/globallocator/.

 

All educational nonprofits must enter a 501C tax ID number to continue to complete the form. http://www.irs.gov

 

Description of project to be funded

 

As part of the Long Range Technology Plan development, one of our goals at IDEA Public Schools is to increase the current ratio of students per computer in the classroom. Currently, students can access computers in the computer laboratory, but they do not have any computer in the classroom for student use, unless the teacher previously request some laptops.

 

This Long Range Technology Plan was developed based on the Star Chart for the campus. The objective is as follows:

 

 


 

Our vision for the Infrastructure for Technology key area is:

 

The IDEA Frontier Academy campus is equipped with the adequate bandwidth for Internet

connection inside all rooms. Computers in the classrooms are available just when a previous

request is made by the teacher. The average students per computer connected to the Internet

is 8. In our vision all classrooms have a ratio of 4 students to 1 access to Internet-connected

computer.

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