Posted: Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:41pm Updated: Wed, 03/31/2021 - 12:11pm

The IDOE State Connectivity Grant program (funded through a $3,415,000 appropriation from the Indiana General Assembly) helps public school districts pay a portion of their annual connectivity costs. The Department of Education uses a funding formula which works in concert with the Federal E-rate program to cover as much of a school’s monthly internet costs as possible. These grant funds will be distributed at the end of each fiscal year (May/June time frame) as long as they continue to be appropriated.

To receive the connectivity grant for 2021-2022, school districts must have a current 471 filed with USAC and a current Indiana Technology Plan Survey on file with the Office of eLearning (due April 23, 2021). 

For questions regarding connectivity and E-Rate contact jkeller@doe.in.gov.

 

The Indiana Department of Education supports the implementation of E-rate by sharing program information and rule changes with Indiana schools, supporting the E-rate filing process, certifying free and reduced lunch percentages used in E-rate filing, and responding to information requests during Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) inquiries.

 

 

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Universal Services Administration

SETDA's Broadband Imperative II