The New York State School Technology Voucher Program (NYS-STVP) resulted from a settlement agreement between New York State consumers and Microsoft Corporation. The fund amount ($87 million), in the form of vouchers, was offered to eligible public schools, beginning in October 2013. Eligible NYCDOE schools received a total $51,625,550 of the funds.
Schools in which more than 50% of students were eligible for free and reduced lunch in the 2011-12 school year are eligible for the NYS-STVP. Funds are divided among qualifying schools based on total enrollment in the 2011-12 school year. Here is the list of eligible schools.Schools had NYS-STVP funds put into their FY14 school budgets (see School Allocation Memo, Number 73) in October 2013. Schools make purchases of eligible General Voucher and Specific Voucher items in FAMIS. Funds not spent in FY14 are in schools’ FY15 budgets.