Thanks for the reply. Is there any word on the competitive grants?
Bill Romond wrote:
> Since distribution of the non-competitive portion of the NCLB funds is part
> of the much larger "Consolidated Federal Programs" application, it is best
> for local Technology Coordinators and others associated with technology to
> communicate with your local person (usually at the SU office) responsible
> for this consolidated federal application. That local person is on the
> e-mailing list for the information related to this distribution of funds and
> therefore would have information on the status of your consolidated
> application. The process of funding is at different stages for different
> Bill Romond
> Educational Technology Coordinator
> Vermont Department of Education
> 120 State Street
> Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
> (802) 828-0064 (V)
> (802) 828-3140 (F)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: School Information Technology Discussion
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Jane Clukay
> Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 9:03 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: NON-competitive NCLB tech grants delayed 45 days
> Any update on this?
> Jane Clukay
> Bill Romond wrote:
> > Bill and all -
> > Thanks for your notification. I hope you won't mind if I add a couple of
> > clarifying points. All of the Consolidated Federal Applications have
> > received an initial review and virtually all (save for approx 3) have
> > already received an award of 30% of the funds, including an advance
> > equivilant to 15% of that.... and the funds are under ALL of the Titles
> > II, IV, V), not just Title II,D (Technology). Many of the applications
> > needed a bit more tweaking or
> > clarifying (these are complex documents). Each supervisory union will
> > receive a review letter indicating the areas that still need addressing.
> > SU's have 45 days, from receipt, to respond to this letter in order to
> > receive the next installment of funding. Technology Coordinators should
> > speak with the person in their supervisory union who is responsible for
> > cordinating the Consolidated Federal Application in order to get an idea
> > where the "tweaks" are needed.
> > As to how the funding for the non-competitive money can be spent.... it is
> > guided by the very same rules that apply to the competitive funds. 25%
> > be used for technology-related professional development and the balance of
> > the funds should be used for activites described in NCLB under the Title
> > D guidelines. There is discretion on the part of the SU on how the funds
> > be spent, but that discretion is limited to the same 13 technology
> > requirements you've all seen.
> > Finally, the final amounts are determined and have come in within a few
> > dollars of the early estimate provided to superintendents last spring. The
> > total amount of technology funds distributed under the non-competitive
> > distribution is $1,461,051.
> > Please feel free to give me a call or e-mail if I can clarify further.
> > Bill Romond
> > Educational Technology Coordinator
> > Vermont Department of Education
> > 120 State Street
> > Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
> > (802) 828-0064 (V)
> > (802) 828-3140 (F)
> > http://www.state.vt.us/educ
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: School Information Technology Discussion
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of William Johnson
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 8:23 AM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: NON-competitive NCLB tech grants delayed 45 days
> > Technology Folks,
> > Our assistant superintendent told me on Monday afternoon (9/23/02) that
> > been told by someone in Montpelier that final decisions on the
> > education grants have been delayed for approx. 45 days. I don't know when
> > that 45 days will end.
> > The consolidate grant will include the NON-competitive NCLB technology
> > money.
> > We were given an estimate last spring of what this amount might be, but
> > final confirmation of the exact figure is what's been delayed.
> > When received, the supervisory union will have broad discretion as to how
> > this NON-competitive tech money is spent, except that I understand at
> > 25% MUST be spent on "professional development."
> > I'm told that this money must also be shared with non-public schools in
> > region, which includes, in our case, Kurn Hattin, Vermont Academy, etal.
> > Bill Johnson
> > Technology Coordinator
> > Rockingham School District
> > c/o BFMS
> > School St.
> > Bellows Falls, VT 05101
> > (802) 365-9611
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