Program Description: The EETT is Title II Part D of the No Child Left Behind Act. The primary goal of the EETT program is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. It is also designed to assist every student -- regardless of race, ethnicity, income, geographical location, or disability -- in becoming technologically literate by the end of eighth grade, and to encourage the effective integration of technology resources and systems with professional development and curriculum development to promote research-based instructional methods that can be widely replicated.
Under the EETT program, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) provides grants to state educational agencies (SEAs) on the basis of their proportionate share of funding under Part A of Title I. SEAs may retain up to 5 percent of their allocations for state-level activities. One-half of the remainder is distributed by formula to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) and the other one-half competitively to eligible local entities.
Guidance information: Guidance for this program is listed below from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
Funding: Kansas has been notified it will receive $4,528,493 in ARRA funding for Education Technology. After the 5% State Education Administration allowance, $4,302,068 will be distributed to LEA’s, 50% through Formula Allocations, and 50% through a state level competitive grant process.
LEA Formula Allocations: $2,151,034 distributed
Competitive Grant Funding: $2,125,000 distributed
Formula funds will be distributed through ARRA LCP application process; Competitive funds will be distributed through a competitive RFP/grant awards process for Technology Rich Classrooms (TRC). The Kansas ARRA EETT Phase 8 TRC RFP has been posted online at:
RFP released Oct 30, 2009
Application Window: Nov 2009-Jan 2010
Awards: March 2010
Grant Project Site: http//www.kansastrc.org
Melinda Stanley, Technology Coordinator
Information Technology Team
Norma Cregan, Assistant Director
Title Programs and Services Team