The SLD notified over 170 applicants and 270 service providers the status of their 2005 funding requests this week in Wave 39. The SLD committed $25.98 million, with $2.67 million for internal connections and $474,862 for basic maintenance requests. The SLD has committed $1.37 billion in 2005 with $1.41 billion pending. While the SLD has not officially announced when they are planning on lowering the discount threshold for priority two requests, they have started to deny requests at the 60% discount level and below.
The SLD has also begun to notify schools affected by Hurricane Katrina about their special 2005 funding commitments. One school in Louisiana was sent a funding commitment decision letter this week committing $24,734 which brings the current SLD Katrina commitment total to $36,125.
Detailed reports of all funding waves may be viewed at E-rate Manager Wave Reports.