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$50 Million in Grant Funding Available to Help Students Gain Internet Access

Date Enacted: August 2020
Country: United States
Region: North America

In Ohio, “[t]he lieutenant governor announced the state will set aside $50 million of funding through the federal CARES Act to provide hotspots and internet-enabled devices to students.” According to the announcement, “[t]he district must identify the eligible group of students it intends to assist with the purchase of the technology. Those groups include: Economically disadvantaged students, as defined for EMIS reporting, including students on free or reduced lunch; Vulnerable children and youth as defined by the Ohio Department of Education; Students who might have chronic conditions; and Students who do not have other access to the internet.”