Ed. Tech.

FACTS ON NJ E-RATE FUNDING COMMITMENTS - WAVE ONE

November 23, 1998

Details

NATIONAL INFORMATION

  • More than 30,000 applications received for the Universal Service Fund by the Schools and Libraries Corporation (SLC).
  • All applications will be notified over coming weeks in waves two, three and possibly four.
  • This first wave notifies agencies that submitted approximately 3,000 applications.
  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed in the form of a discount on eligible services for this wave: $73 million.
  • All 30,000 applicants throughout the nation will be notified within the next few weeks.

NEW JERSEY INFORMATION

  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed to New Jersey in the form of a discount on eligible services in the first wave: $2,024,573.79. (2.8% of national total in the first wave.)
  • Total number of awards in NJ: 188. (NJ comprised 6.6% of the national awards.)
  • Number of agencies notified in the first wave are: 82. Many agencies filed more than one application for separate services in the following categories:
  • Public School Districts: 63 (five Abbott districts received awards in this wave)
    Non-Public Schools: 17
    Public Libraries: 2

Top 12 awards:

DISTRICT

TOWN

COUNTY

DISCOUNT

AMOUNT*

NUMBER

Perth Amboy**

Perth Amboy

Middlesex

90

$248,739.30

2

Orange**

Orange

Essex

87

$197,664.00

2

Upper Deerfield Twp.

Seabrook

Cumberland

60

$131,400.00

15

Passaic Co. Voc Tech

Wayne

Passaic

80

$106,492.80

3

Fairlawn

Fairlawn

Bergen

40

$96,804.00

1

Matawan-Aberdeen

Matawan

Monmouth

41

$94,084.34

2

Springfield

Springfield

Union

40

$62,759.20

5

Cranford

Cranford

Union

37

$62,487.96

4

Kearney

Kearney

Hudson

47

$55,807.80

1

Nutley

Nutley

Essex

40

$48,252.00

3

Somerville

Somerville

Somerset

50

$47,573.73

2

Keansburg School District**

Keansburg

Monmouth

75

$47,544.75

3

*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 - Millville ( 64% discount - award = $9,288) and Burlington City (63% dscount - award = $6,930)

Total awards for Abbott districts = $510,166.05

Only two applications were funded for internal connections: Perth Amboy and Northstar Charter School. Both agencies receive a 90% discount on internal connections for local area networks for a total $261,005.58

Lowest amount of award in this wave: Fanwood Memorial Library, Union County, for telecommunications service (40% discount) with a fund commitment of $64.

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].