Funding

Funding sources for state and local government technology needs

EdTech Report: E-Rate Priorities and Proposed Program Changes

August 20, 2019

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program provides discounts to assist schools and libraries with internet access and telecommunications services. Funding is broken down into two categories: Category 1 services provide connectivity to schools and libraries, while Category 2 services are those services that provide connectivity within schools and libraries. In 2014, changes were made to the program to increase access to funds, and participation in the program skyrocketed. 2019 will see changes in coverage.Read more

Election Security Legislation Update: Passed, Failed and Pending Bills

July 1, 2019

This week the House passed the Securing America's Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, aimed at boosting election security, which would require paper ballots in federal elections and provide $775 million over two years for states to secure their voting systems. While it’s unclear if the Act will move forward on the Senate floor, several states have been successful at pushing through legislation to improve election security this session.Read more

Over $1 Billion in Cybersecurity Funding Proposed

May 20, 2019

This week the House introduced the Election Security Act (H.R. 5011), which can provide states with over $1 billion in security grants and set new cybersecurity standards for voting systems vendors and equipment.Read more

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