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FACTS ON NJ E-RATE FUNDING COMMITMENTS - 9

February 19, 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 ninth wave notified agencies that submitted approximately 3700 applications.
  • Total amount of Universal Service Funds committed nationally in the form of a discount on eligible services for this wave: approximately $323 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: $8,161,086.49. Total amount committed to New Jersey at this time: $55,049,995.06, which is 3.9% of national total (approximately $1.4 billion).
  • Total number of awards in NJ for wave nine: 194. (NJ comprised 2.7% of the total national awards.)
  • Number of agencies notified in the ninth wave: 61. Many agencies filed more than one application for separate services in the following categories:

Public School Districts: 38 (Four Abbott districts received awards in this wave.)

Non-Public Schools: 12

Public Libraries: 11

Top 10 Awards:

DISTRICT

TOWN

COUNTY

DISCOUNT

AMOUNT*

NUMBER

Plainfield Public Schools

Plainfield

Union

80

$2,991,189.75

26

Atlantic City Board of Education Administration

Atlantic City

Atlantic

81

$2,976,087.42

8

Neptune Township School District

Neptune

Monmouth

90

$337,623.20

9

Salem City School District

Salem

Salem

79

$287,594.31

3

Union City School District**

Union City

Hudson

87

$176,938.29

5

Irvington Public Schools**

Irvington

Essex

76

$129,345.92

6

East Brunswick Public School District

East Brunswick

Middlesex

40

$127,209.60

2

West New York School District**

West New York

Hudson

73

$115,848.81

1

LEAP Academy Charter School, Inc.

Camden

Camden

90

$105,895.58

6

Teaneck School District

Teaneck

Bergen

46

$82,652.80

1

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

**Abbott districts.