BIIG 2.0 Application Now Open

K12HSN
  Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The 2015-16 Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG 2.0) is now open! As stated in the 2015-16 budget bill language (AB 93), first priority will go to local educational agencies that are unable to administer computer-based assessments on-site. Second priority will go to the local educational agencies that have to shut down essential operations to administer computer-based assessments at the school site, including, but not limited to, business services, email, and access to other critical online activities.

The application will be accessible until September 30, 2015 and can be reached at: http://biig2.fluidreview.com.

 For additional details and information, please feel free to visit: http://biig.k12hsn.org.

This funding is dedicated to helping schools with inadequate bandwidth upgrade their current connection to the internet.

Applicant Criteria

As stated in the 2015-16 budget bill language (AB 93), first priority will go to local educational agencies that are unable to administer computer-based assessments on-site. Second priority will go to the local educational agencies that have to shut down essential operations to administer computer-based assessments at the school site, including, but not limited to, business services, email, and access to other critical online activities.

All public school districts, county offices of education and charter schools are eligible to apply for these grants, and are encouraged to do so if they meet the criteria listed above.

Interested school sites are urged to communicate with their district administration about the grant opportunity before proceeding.

Applicant Options

At our BIIG 2.0 FluidReview grant application website, there will be two distinct forms, each intended for a different target audience:

  • Sites, including charter schools, which are interested in increasing their connectivity at a single site location will enter the system as a "school site"; single site school districts should apply as a "school site".
  • School districts, county offices of education and consortia that seek to upgrade their capacity as an aggregation point, to serve multiple schools, will enter the system as a "district or COE".

Additional Information

Click on the following links to learn more about the application and submission process through FluidReview.

If you have any questions related to the BIIG grant, please contact the K12HSN team at (760) 312-6227 or email us at: biig@lists.k12hsn.org.

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