I am currently in Wash. DC for a meeting on ARRA funds and yesterday we got a surprise.
I have been indicating to all that funds for ARRA will not be available until end of summer. That has been changed. Your ARRA funds will be coming on July 1 along with your Regular Allocation. The indication here is that there was pressure on the USDOE to get this money out on July 1 instead of later.
Also... ARRA funds have the same life span.. 27 months. So ARRA funds will expire in Sept. of 2011.
So, good news...
I'll be indicating some of the competitive funding opportunities at Dynamic Landscapes. Full RFP's (request for proposals) for those will probaby be ready in early summer for implementation in the fall.
There will be also some guidelines that I anticipate sending out on how the ARRA funds will be tracked. The expectation here is that there will be significantly more reporting required on the ARRA funds. More on that later.
Education Technology Coordinator
Vermont Dept. of Education
120 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05620
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