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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A">Today on the</span></i></b><b><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A"> ETNews Listserv<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#76923C">ITEM:&nbsp; </span>
</b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A">President Obama’s Budget Includes $200 M for EETT Program</span></b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">On February 2, the&nbsp;Obama Administration's 2016 education budget request&nbsp;included $200M for a revised version of the
 Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) grant program. As many of you know, the EETT&nbsp;program launched in 2001 with $675M,&nbsp;funding was reduced in increments over multiple years and was last funded in 2010 for&nbsp;$100M.&nbsp;Although this is a&nbsp;positive step for
 states and educational technology, the federal budget process is complicated and includes&nbsp;House and Senate appropriations bills&nbsp;that may or may not include this program, budget negotiations and then a final budget. &nbsp;The State Educational Technology Directors
 Association &nbsp;(SETDA) is working on the national level to keep State Ed Tech Directors informed&nbsp;regarding this process&nbsp;and will provide opportunities for states to share successful&nbsp;educational technology programs.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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The U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Educational Technology's (<a href="http://www.tech.ed.gov">www.tech.ed.gov</a>) includes details regarding potential program revisions. Suggested new appropriations language includes:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">requiring SEAs to award 100 percent of subgrant funds competitively<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:150%;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">targeting&nbsp;subgrant awards to applicants with existing technology capacity, including connectivity and devices<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:150%;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">promoting evidence-based practices<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:150%;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">limiting local spending on hardware<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:150%;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">ensuring that all states are able to reserve sufficient funds to support meaningful state-level activities<o:p></o:p></span></li></ul>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Additional details regarding the program request and an overview of proposed&nbsp;changes to the EETT program are available here&nbsp;<a href="http://tech.ed.gov/eett/">http://tech.ed.gov/eett/</a>.
 &nbsp;For more information on the full education budget request, review <a href="http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/obama-2016-budget-seeks-expand-educational-opportunity-all-students">
ED's&nbsp;budget press release&nbsp;</a>and ED's&nbsp;<a href="http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget16/budget-factsheet.pdf">Budget Fact Sheet</a>.
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">ED Press Release&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/obama-2016-budget-seeks-expand-educational-opportunity-all-students">
http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/obama-2016-budget-seeks-expand-educational-opportunity-all-students</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Budget Fact Sheet&nbsp;
<a href="http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget16/budget-factsheet.pdf">
http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget16/budget-factsheet.pdf</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">US Office of Educational Technology
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