Budget & Cost

The total expenses for the six-year initiative were budgeted to be $12,770,390, and are now projected to be $12,773,831, when the grant culminates on June 20, 2015.


lightBJE oversight, including professional and support staff time, web design and marketing expense, is expected to be $1,149,445, or 9% of expenses.


Each of the five high schools were eligible for equal amounts of tuition assistance, but used it to assist different numbers of students based on need. The level of staff funding varied based on the particular school’s endowment benchmark. Schools with larger benchmarks received more funds.