This page provides information to users about grants that have been awarded to Berrien RESA for videoconferencing in the past. We will also work to provide information for schools to search for grants to help with their videoconferencing needs. Supplemental materials for Berrien RESA mini-grants is also provided on this page.
Grants for videoconferencing in your school
In order to provide opportunities for schools to obtain funding for videoconferencing endeavors, we want to provide the following links:
Another cource of grant money for videoconferencing equipment and programs, check with community and school foundations.
Berrien RESA Mini-grant & supplemental materials
- Berrien RESA Mini-Grant Application (Berrien RESA schools only)
- Printable Principal Signature Page
Berrien RESA Videoconferencing Grants
Views on Learning Individual School Grant 2010
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant
This grant was awarded in 2005 and the project ran from 2006-2009. The RUS Grant, as we called it, provided 35 Polycom VSX 7000 videoconferencing carts to Berrien and Cass county schools.
Technology Literacy Challenge Fund Grants
This project began in 1998 with the following grants.
TLCF Grant Cycle II Regional Grant 1998-1999
Berrien RESA provided funding for the head end equipment, while local districts provided funding for telecommunications costs and for equipment for distance learning classrooms. The monies requested through this grant proposal funded a distance learning coordinator to provide training and support, as well as schedule programming, for the distance learning system. Additionally, a large portion of the grant funds were used to help local districts purchase the hardware needed to establish distance learning classrooms. And finally, the grant funds provided general technology support and professional development activities to those schools participating in the consortium. This grant was funded by the Michigan Department of Education in the form of a Technology Literacy Challenge Grant in the amount of $450,000.
TLCF Grant Cycle III Regional Grant 1999-2000
The initiative supported distance learning activities for the SouthwestNet collaborative by way of providing professional development and support in the creation of distance learning activities and training in how to effectively deliver distance learning classes.