Local school divisions must maximize the use of available federal funds including E-Rate funds, and to the extent possible, use such funds to supplement this program and to meet the goals of this program.
Eligible applicants are VA local school divisions, regional vocational centers, special education centers, alternative education centers, and academic year Governors Schools serving public school students in grades K through 12. The term also includes the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.
Applications were to be submitted by August 1, 2019. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.
Up to $6,000,000 is available in total funding. Awards will be up to $250,000 each. Cost sharing/matching of 25% is required. The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind is exempt from the match requirement.