Texas State Match Fund

The Texas State Matching Fund was only available for E-rate Years 2017, 2018 and 2019. At this time, there are no State Matching Funds available for E-rate 2020 and forward.

For applicants who applied for and were approved for the 2017-2020 E-rate Classroom Connectivity (State Match) grant, the last day to expend grant funds is May 31, 2020.

This also means that if your Notice of Grant Award (NOGA) funds have been released, your district needs to draw down those funds before May 31, 2020.

For applicants who applied for and were approved for the 2018-2021 E-rate Classroom Connectivity (State Match) grant, the last day to expend grants funds is May 31, 2021. This means if your project was approved by TEA, that funding will expire May 31, 2021 and funds must be drawn down by this date.

Resources

Texas Classroom Connectivity team: classroomconnectivity@tea.texas.gov
Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
EducationSuperHighway  www.educationsuperhighway.org
EducationSuperHighway Online tool -Compare & Connect K-12: http://www.compareandconnectk12.org/  
EducationSuperHighway guide - Network Essentials for Superintendents: https://www.educationsuperhighway.org/networkessentials/  
EducationSuperHighway guide – Tools and Resources: https://upgrade.educationsuperhighway.org/  
EducationSuperHighway guide – Upgrade  Toolkit: https://www.educationsuperhighway.org/upgrade/  
EducationSuperHighway Resource page https://www.educationsuperhighway.org/resources/  

Important Dates

 

Funding Year 2020 window is now open!

The last date to file a Form 470 and still meet the 28-day posting rule is February 26, 2020.

 

 

Contact Information

TEA Classroom Connectivity Initiative and State Match Contact:
classroomconnectivity@tea.texas.gov