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FACTS ON NJ E-RATE FUNDING COMMITMENTS - 4

December 30, 1998

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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 in several waves by the end of January 1999.
  • This fourth wave notifies agencies that submitted approximately 1086 applications.
  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed in the form of a discount on eligible services for this wave: $33 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: $631,713.15. Total amount committed to New Jersey to-date: $5,602,551.51. (2.7% of national total to-date = $209 million.)
  • Total number of awards in NJ: 112. (NJ comprised 10.3% of the national awards.)
  • Number of agencies notified in the third wave are: 48. Many agencies filed more than one application for separate services in the following categories:

Public School Districts: 28 (one Abbott district received awards in this wave)
Non-Public Schools: 17
Libraries: 3

Top 10 Awards:

DISTRICT

TOWN

COUNTY

DISCOUNT

AMOUNT*

NUMBER

Toms River Regional School District

Toms River

Ocean

40

$158,686.44

2

Perth Amboy School District

Perth Amboy

Middlesex

90

$77,671.98

1

North Plainfield School District

North Plainfield

Somerset

47

$61,769.75

2

Evesham Township School District

Marlton

Burlington

40

$42,901.60

3

Hunterdon Central Regional High School District

Flemington

Hunterdon

40

$36,270.00

2

Memorial Jr.-Sr. High School

Elmwood Park

Bergen

40

$34,118.40

6

Flemington-Raritan Regional School District

Flemington

Hunterdon

40

$34,038.34

3

Franklin Lakes School District

Franklin Lakes

Bergen

27

$16,524.00

3

Watchung Hills Regional High School

Warren

Somerset

20

$15,385.60

4

Englewood Cliffs Upper School

Englewood Cliffs

Bergen

40

$9,874.40

2

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

One school was awarded funding for internal connections: Perth Amboy. The school receives a 90% discount on internal connections for local area networks for a total to-date of $425,951.28.

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].