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FACTS ON NJ E-RATE FUNDING COMMITMENTS - 8

February 9, 1999

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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 the end of February 1999.
  • This eighth wave notified agencies that submitted approximately 2,400 applications.
  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed nationally in the form of a discount on eligible services for this wave: approximately $ 320 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 this wave: $11,440,214.48. Total amount committed to New Jersey at this time: $46,888,908.57, which is 3.6% of national total (approximately $320 million).
  • Total number of awards in NJ for wave eight: 186. (NJ comprised 3.0% of the national awards.)
  • Number of agencies notified in the eighth wave: 73. Many agencies filed more than one application for separate services in the following categories:

Public School Districts: 46 (Seven Abbott districts received awards in this wave)

Non-Public Schools: 19

Public Libraries: 8

Top 10 Awards:

DISTRICT

TOWN

COUNTY

DISCOUNT

AMOUNT*

NUMBER

Newark School District**

Newark

Essex

87

$4,778,551.56

5

Bridgeton School District**

Bridgeton

Cumberland

88

$2,830,050.08

4

Paterson School District**

Paterson

Passaic

90

$1,029,795.30

1

Essex County Vocational School

West Orange

Essex

89

$874,740.37

11

Youth Consultation Services

Newark

Essex

90

$234,558.90

12

Englewood School District

Englewood

Bergen

80

$231,428.23

7

Irvington Public Schools**

Irvington

Essex

76

$180,473.40

2

Pennsauken Township School District

Pennsauken

Camden

60

$131,040.00

3

Franklin Township School District

Somerset

Somerset

50

$115,952.50

3

Trenton City School District**

Trenton

Mercer

84

$102,939.06

2

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

**Abbott districts.