How to Take Advantage of Stimulus Funds Available for Technology Purchases
Now is the time to take advantage of grant money that has been made available to you by the federal government through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)! But do you know how to access these funds and navigate the application process?
IVCi and TANDBERG can help you use stimulus funds from the ARRA for video conferencing, infrastructure, and audio visual purchases. We will identify the grants that are available in your state, assist in the application process, and provide a writer or work with your staff writers to create and submit a proposal.
We will help you access funds from the following grants:
E2T2: This grant is intended to enhance education through technologies such as room-based video conferencing systems and white boards.
There are $650 million ARRA funds available, which is two and a half times the size of the regular allocation of $267 million! Each state will be issuing its own competitive guidelines.
DOL: The Department of Labor provides funding for those who have lost jobs and need training. It is at the heart of the stimulus bill and its primary purpose is for training and education for untapped and displaced workers, allowing them to develop skills to obtain affordable wage jobs.
There is $750 million in discretionary grants for green initiatives and technology like video conferencing. $250 million will be made available to fund education and training activities that lead to skilled health care workers.
IDEA: Under the ARRA, IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) funds are available to help ensure that children with disabilities get access to education that meets each child's unique needs. Eligible expenses are state-of-the art assistive technology and training and professional development.
For example, video conferencing can be used an assistive technology that aids in professional development and distance learning activities.
W H I T E P A P E R
The 2009 Update: Taking the Wraps off Videoconferencing in the U.S. Classroom
This white paper updates an effort first conducted in spring 2006 to measure the adoption of videoconferencing in K-12 schools by assessing the growth and evolution of classroom-based videoconferencing networks as of mid-2009.
M U L T I M E D I A
See TANDBERG Telepresence T3 working with third-party telepresence and other systems
See a real multi-point international telepresence call in high definition! This first of its kind instructional video shows TANDBERG's T3 connecting with other video conferencing systems and a Polycom RPX telepresence studio. You will see a demo of T3's touch panel, document sharing, and multimedia content.
Polycom HDX 6000
Intuitive, powerful, and affordable Room Telepresence solution
The Polycom HDX 6000 is a fully featured, low-cost, small group telepresence system that allows teams of people to easily connect over distance and enjoy high definition voice, video and content sharing.
TANDBERG Quick Set C20
Transform any meeting space into a video communications hub. The TANDBERG Quick Set C20 delivers the absolute quality of 1080p video in a simple-to-deploy, easy-to-manage and easy-to-use system. Whether you're just getting started with video communications or conducting a large scale deployment, the Quick Set C20 delivers the performance you would expect from a larger system — in a compact, feature-rich package.
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Polycom Practitioner Cart HDX mobile healthcare solutions bring high definition video, audio and image sharing to medical professionals and patients no matter where they are located.
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