The 82nd Texas Legislature in Senate Bill 6, Section 32.201, established a program to fund district technology lending program grants. The grant program was created to award funds to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to implement or enhance an existing technology lending program to loan students the equipment necessary to access and use electronic instructional materials. The goal of the program is to ensure that all students, including economically disadvantaged students, have dedicated access to a personal technology device.
Region 10 Education Service Center, on behalf of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) requested applications from school districts and open enrollment charter schools for funds to design and implement a technology lending program to loan students the equipment necessary to access and use electronic instructional materials adopted by the school. The Notice of Intent, SAS grant application and all communications and reports were submitted to Region 10 ESC.