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					       Third Round Now Open!
  Jackson County Students Eligible for
   Home Computers through Project
               CAFÉ!
What is Project CAFÉ?            How do I apply for a low-      How will applications be
Project CAFÉ (Computers          interest loan?                 scored? Applications will
are for Everyone) is a           Complete and submit an         be competitively scored by
Technology Low-Interest          initial application no later   a     selection     committee
Loan Pool Program made           than 4:30 p.m. on Friday,      based on (1) the number of
possible through a partner-      September 5, 2008. Appli-      school age children in the
ship between PRTC and            cations may be picked up       household (2) current ac-
the Jackson County E-                                                                           Important Reminders
                                 at the following locations:    cess to technology in the
Community Leadership             PRTC,      JCHS,     JCMS,     household       (3)   income    The deadline for applications
Team formed by Connect           McKee Elementary, Sand         availability and (4) child      to be received is Friday, Sep-
Kentucky. This program           Gap Elementary, Tyner          with disability or special      tember 5, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.
provides low interest loans      Elementary,         Jackson    needs.                          Applications may be (1) mailed to
to individuals meeting the       County Board of Educa-         If my initial application is    PRTC or the Jackson County
established plan criteria for    tion, Jackson County Pub-      approved, what occurs
                                                                                                Board of Education or (2) be hand
the purchase of new com-         lic Library, and the Jack-     next? Applicants that are
                                                                                                delivered to PRTC or the Jackson
                                                                                                County Board of Education or (3)
puters at deeply dis-            son County Extension           initially approved will be      submitted to school secretary by
counted       state    prices.   Office. Applications are       invited to apply for a formal   the deadline.
Loans made under this            also available online at       bank loan. Upon approval,
plan will enable program         http://www.prtcnet.org    &    of the bank loan, the com-      • Applications may be picked up
participants to benefit from     http://                        puter and software will be        at PRTC, JCHS, JCMS, McKee
state contract prices while      www.jacksoncoschools.net       ordered.                          Elem., Sand Gap Elem., Tyner
also avoiding the upfront        What kind of hardware/         How much will my
                                                                                                  Elem., Jackson County Board
expense of a new com-            software will be pur-          monthly loan payment
                                                                                                  of Education, Jackson County
                                                                                                  Public Library, Jackson
puter. Most importantly,         chased if I am approved        be?      The     approximate      County Extension Office or on
this program will enable         for a loan? The purchase       monthly loan payment will         the web at www.prtcnet.org or
more      Jackson      County    will include a premium Dell    be between $60 and $70            www.jacksoncoschools.net
families to have access to       desktop computer, Micro-       over 18 months.
technology at home. This         soft Office software (Word,    Are there any other re-
means better education           Excel, PowerPoint, Out-        quirements? Yes, indi-          D I S C L A I M E R
and unlimited opportunities      look), anti-virus software,    viduals approved for a loan     Although this program is
to families and children         and 18 months of dis-          are required to attend four     NOT subject to fair lend-
alike throughout Jackson         counted high speed DSL         hours of computer training      ing laws, the selection
County.                          Internet service.              to be held in Jackson           committee will not deny
Who is eligible to apply         What are the technical         County on two consecutive       any loan based on an
for a low-interest loan?         specifications of the          evenings. Internet, e-mail      applicant’s gender, race,
• Parent/guardian who            desktop computer? The          and Word will be taught.        ethnicity, age, or disabil-
     has at least one child      proposed computer will be      When can I expect to            ity. Loans approved under
     enrolled as a K-12          a Dell Optiplex 755, Pen-      receive my computer? At         this plan will be made at a
     student in Jackson          tium Dual Core 2.8GHZ, 1       the end of the training         maximum amount equal
     County Public Schools       GB RAM, 80 GB hard             courses, attendees will be      to cover the cost of a new
AND                              drive, 48X32 CDRW/DVD,         able to take their computer     computer with appropriate
• has no Internet ac-            Windows Vista, 3 years         home with them! Training        software, purchased at
     cess or who has only        warranty with a Dell 17        is expected to occur in
                                                                                                the state contract price.
     dial-up Internet ac-        inch LCD flat panel display    November.
     cess.                       (same computers pur-           Questions? Contact Keith
Families with high speed         chased by school system        Gabbard at 287-7101 or
DSL Internet access are          for school use).               Norma Thomas at 287-
not eligible to apply.                                          7181 ext. 2029.

				
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