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Eligible Expenditures

Under 2019 Act 9, the Personal Electronic Computing Devices Grant is no longer funded, effective with the 2019-20 school year.


What expenditures are eligible for reimbursement?

Purchases of mobile devices, as well as curriculum, software, and professional development that support them, are eligible for reimbursement.
  • Mobile devices:
    • Chromebooks (but not Chromebook management licenses)
    • Tablets
    • Laptop computers
    • Phones capable of accessing the internet (but not data plans for them)
    • Hotspots (eligible unless reimbursement has been received for them under a TEACH grant)
    • Virtual reality headsets
    • Insurance for devices, but only if included as a one-time cost as part of the purchase price of the devices.
  • Note: Annual lease payments for mobile devices are eligible, as long as schools are contractually required to take ownership of them at the end of the lease period.
  • Software
    • Any software that can be used or accessed by a mobile device by students while learning is eligible, including:
      • Software purchased as part of a curriculum package
      • Software accessed over the internet
      • Software that either purchased outright or subscribed to
    • Ineligible software:
      • Mobile device management systems
      • Learning Management systems
  • Curriculum
    • All curricular materials are eligible if some part of their content can be accessed by mobile devices.
  • Professional Development (only expenditures that have not been reimbursed under a TEACH grant)
    • All professional development expenses incurred for training teachers, administrators, and pupil services staff to help students use mobile devices in classrooms are eligible for reimbursement.  This includes:
      • Onsite training provided by outside trainers
      • Onsite training provided by employees, calculated on a per-hour basis.
        • Compensation of tech integrators, library media specialists, or any professional staff acting as instructional coach in the use of mobile devices, during the time they are working with teachers.
      • Workshop registration fees
      • Travel and lodging expenses, if they are required as part of eligible training