The purpose of this grant is to provide Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) high school and middle programs with the equipment, server storage capacity, and technical support that exposes CTAE students to learning opportunities in the Audio/Video Technology & Film Industry. This grant is available for any CTAE Cluster Area. Currently, schools who have received the Georgia AV/T Grant are not eligable. System CTAE Directors may apply from August 23, 2016 through February 1, 2017.

Grants will be awarded throughout this timeframe as long as the funds are available.
Participating schools will receive a “Studio in a Box” that will enable them to film and broadcast high-quality, HD video as well as access to the ESE Networks platform for two years.  Access also includes 1 TB of storage space and ESE technical support.

ESE Networks doesn’t merely provide the equipment and platform, each school receives on-site training with delivery of the equipment and follow up virtual training. ESE Networks also conducts regional training days throughout the state, covering technology, marketing and educational implementation. In addition, online tutorials and training are available, and should schools need any other assistance with their equipment or platform, ESE Networks provides 24/7 technical support via phone or email.

  • (1) Sony PXW-X70 HD Camcorder
  • (1) Benro Tripod
  • (1) Benro Tripod Bag
  • (1) Manfrotto Camera Bag
  • (1) Sony UWP-71 UHF Wireless Kit
  • (1) Sony RM-VPR1 Remote
  • (3) Apple iPad Mini Tablets
  • (3) Apple iPad Mini Cases
  • (3) iPad Mini Microphones
  • (3) iPad Tripods

  • Extreme Series Encoder/Editing Workstation
  • (6) USB 3.0 ports, (4) USB 2.0 Ports
  • 8GB – RAM
  • Intel Core i7 – 4770, 3.40 GHz processor
  • 120GB SATA3 SSD hard drive (System Drive)
  • 1TB SATA2 hard drive (Storage Drive)
  • LG Blu-Ray burner, SATA, internal
  • Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, Card Reader
  • Panasonic Lightweight Stereo Headphones
  • Telestream Wirecast 7 Pro
  • Blackmagic Decklink Duo 2, 4 input HD/SDI capture card
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX960 graphics card
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
  • Rubber Strap Handle
  • (2) 100 ft. BNC Video cable
  • Arriba Acr-19 Padded Case for Monitor and Accessories.
  • Arriba Atp-22 Padded Case for Workstation
  • 20″ Class Widescreen LED Backlit Monitor
  • 2-year subscription to Adobe CC Editing Software


  • Online television network
  • Schools retain ownership of all content
  • Bandwidth and 1TB of storage included
  • Built in revenue generating machine through pay-per-view, advertising and sponsorship
  • Built for educational content delivery in-classroom and at home
  • Advanced analytics
  • Large file upload
  • Mobile Live Streaming
  • Widget Based Platform
  • Membership options
  • Auto Archive
  • Advanced HD Broadcast



Our video broadcast department isn't very big...Do we still qualify?

YES! The beauty of this grant is that it is for any traditional public school or charter school in the state of Georgia.

When will we receive our "Studio in a Box"?

Once your school is accepted, ESE Networks will contact you to schedule a time when we can deliver the equipment. Yes, you heard right; WE deliver the equipment. We take the time to hand-deliver to each school and give an on-site training before we leave. We want to see your program succeed!

How do we schedule training?

Once equipment has been delivered, you will have a basic knowledge and understanding of the hardware and software included in the 'Studio in a Box'. However, to fully utilize the equipment we will schedule a 1-on-1 training over the phone for a later date. We usually are in contact with our schools the same day we deliver equipment.

If we qualify, what will my school receive as a recipient of this grant?

Qualified schools will receive a 'Studio in a Box' that will enable them to film and broadcast high-quality, HD video as well as access to the ESE Networks platform for two years. Access also includes 1 TB of storage space and 24/7 ESE technical support.

What reports are required for my school to submit?

Minor reporting is required. Examples listed below: Number of students in Audio/Video and/or Broadcast Journalism courses, Number of students participating in A/V and/or Broadcast Journalism extracurricular activities Number of uploads per month Median video length each month Median number of hits per video each month

Who can apply?

The Georgia AV Grant is available to all public and/or charter middle schools and high schools in the state of Georgia.