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Grant Name: Grants for Technology Improvements in Rural Schools

Funded by: Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative (RTFC)

Description: As the role of technology in classrooms grows, it becomes a powerful tool to improve both teaching and learning. Many schools are incorporating new, innovative technology in an effort to help motivate and inspire their students. Their goals include bringing modern computers to every classroom, connecting every classroom to the information superhighway, and making sure that effective and engaging software and online resources will be an integral part of every school curriculum. Many public schools in rural areas lack the resources to obtain new technologies and cannot meet those goals. The Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) in cooperation with the Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative (RTFC) created the Technology Grants for Rural Schools program to help meet the growing need for innovative technology in the classroom. This grant program provides funding for projects that advance technology and foster cooperation among the telco, school, and community. Technol ogy Grants are available to public schools that are working in cooperation with their telcos to enhance learning by increasing the use of technology in the classroom. This includes adding new programs and curriculum for technology education and purchasing new equipment.

Program Areas: Technology

Recipients: Public School

Proposal Deadline: 9/17/10

Average Amount: $1,000.00 - $10,000.00

Telephone: 202-659-5990

Email: fred@opastco.org

Website: http://www.fred.org/tech.html

Availability: Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Georgia Hawaii Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Wisconsin Wyoming