The North Carolina Electronics and Information Technology Association has received a $250,000 federal grant for use in providing a rural or underserved elementary school with the latest in technology.

The appropriation was secured through Congressman Brad Miller and Senator John Edwards. The school will be selected from those in the 13th Congressional District.

The money will be used for hardware, software, connectivity, intensive teacher training, and also to leverage private sector equipment, NCEITA said.

NCEITA received $250,000 last year, which was used at Efland-Cheeks elementary school in Efland.