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1 ARRA Broadband Grants Statewide Application New York State Education Department

2 Welcome Carole Huxley – Interim Commissioner of Education Jeff Cannell – Deputy Commissioner, Office of Cultural Education

3 Why a Statewide Proposal? Bernie Margolis – State Librarian

4 The New York State Context David Walsh – CIO State Education Department Larry Paska – Coordinator of Technology Policy, State Education Department

5 NYS Universal Broadband Strategy (June 2009) Goal # 1: Provide all New Yorkers Access to High Speed, Affordable Broadband Services from Anywhere, at Anytime, by Anyone. Goal # 2: Close the Digital Divide and Increase Digital Literacy Levels in Unserved and Underserved, Urban and Rural Communities. Goal # 3: Foster Economic Development and Build Stronger Public/Private Partnerships. Goal # 4: Accelerate Use of State e-Government Services Offered Online to Citizens, Businesses and Visitors. Goal # 5: Create Jobs through Innovative Community-Based Digital Literacy and Technology Training Programs to Increase Household Technology Adoption Rates. Goal # 6: Achieve and Maintain Speed and Coverage Goals Aligned with State and Federal Policies to Achieve and Sustain Competitive Advantage.

6 USNY Statewide Educational Technology Plan 1. Standards-based, accessible digital content supports all curricula for all learners. 2. Learners, teachers, and administrators are proficient in the use of technology for learning. 3. New York’s technology infrastructure supports teaching and learning in all environments. 4. USNY institutions are united in realizing the vision. 5. All New Yorkers can obtain and understand information to assess teaching and learning. 6. Funding is coordinated, adequate, and sustainable, and is equitably distributed.

7 History The NYS Board of Regents established the USNY Technology Practices and Policy Council (TPPC). September 2007: The TPPC offered 8 recommendations regarding digital capacity, content, and use. Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett appointed a Regents Work Group, comprised of Regent Charles R. Bendit, Regent Joseph E. Bowman, Jr., and Regent Harry Phillips, to consult with the field and provide guidance on next steps. July 2008: The Regents Work Group recommended first steps of formalizing a statewide educational technology plan and establishing an NYSED office to oversee its implementation. March 2009: NYSED began public engagement on the plan: speeches / presentations by the Commissioner and Chief of Staff, and a stakeholders’ meeting. The Board of Regents reviewed a mission, vision, and series of goals for the plan, and approved continued development. May 2009: The Board of Regents approved continued field engagement on building the action steps of the plan to achieve its goals. June 2009: Public surveys released to provide data to inform the plan’s final action steps. They survey the digital capacity and access of public and nonpublic schools and BOCES, solicit action steps from the public, and learn about students’ practices and interests regarding technology.

8 Next Steps Summer 2009: Begin data analysis and reporting from surveys. September 2009: Second release of the student technology survey. Sept. – Oct. 2009: Regional forums statewide for public recommendations of action steps. Fall 2009: The Board of Regents reviews a final educational technology plan, and begins implementation.

9 NOFA Review and Timeline Maribeth Krupczak – Library Development Specialist, State Education Department

10 Approximately $4 Billion Round One Funding Will Be Awarded Quick! Applications Due by Saturday August 14, 2009 5pm ET Projects Greater Than $1M Filed Must Be Filed Electronically First Award Notices ~ November 7, 2009 Future Rounds TBA All Funding Awards By September 30, 2010 Substantial Completion (67%) Required Within 2 Years Projects Must Be Fully Completed Within 3 Years Broadband Grants Timeline

11 $1.4 Billion - Broadband Infrastructure Projects $1.2 Billion – Infrastructure $50 Million – Public Computer Center $150 Million – Sustainable Broadband Adoption $200 Million - National Reserve 80/20 Match (Federal Waiver Based On Financial Need) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) - $1.6 Billion

12 $1.2 Billion - Last Mile $400 Million - Remote Areas $800 Million - Non-Remote Areas $800 Million - Middle Mile $325 Million - National Reserve Rural Utility Service (RUS) Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) - $2.3 Billion

13 Provide Access To Consumers Residing In Unserved Areas Provide Improved Access To Consumers Residing In Underserved Areas Broadband Access, Education, Awareness, Training, Equipment, And Support To Community Anchor Institutions Or Organization And Agencies Serving Vulnerable Populations Or Job Creating Strategic Facilities Located In Economic Development Areas Improve Access To And Use Of Broadband Service By Public Safety Agencies Stimulate Demand For Broadband, Economic Growth, And Job Creation Priority Towards Projects That: Advance One Or More Of The 5 Objectives Outlined Above BTOP Objectives

14 BTOP Funding Categories At A Glance Broadband Infrastructure Last Mile Middle Mile Public Computer Centers Includes Community Colleges, Libraries, Schools, Youth Centers, Employment Centers Sustainable Broadband Adoption Projects That Demonstrate Sustainable Increase In Demand For And Subscribership To Broadband Service

15 Partner Roles and Responsibilities Mary Linda Todd – Library Development Specialist State Education Department

16 Building the Statewide Proposal Bernie Margolis and David Walsh

17 Information needed for the application Tom Ruller – State Education Department Narrative Budget How do you propose to meet the 20% matching requirement? Description of the connection to the BTOP/RUS and ARRA Goals Justification for why this project must be done Target audience and demographics Timeline for completion of the project Contact information and resume of the project lead Description of why this project cannot be done without Federal support Tax status of the organization Organization chart Letter of support/statement of commitment to participate and meet reporting obligations Due COB 7/21 to

18 Writing and Review Teams Jeff Cannell

19 Thank You!!

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