Indiana’s public schools can now apply for additional funding in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic through a $61.6-million grant program.
Governor Eric Holcomb announced Monday that the funding is meant to improve schools’ remote learning capabilities. The program is needs-based, competitive funding through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief, provided through the federal CARES Act.
Funding will be focused on three key areas:
- Device Availability – Address the need for access to digital learning devices to support remote learning for students in PK-12.
- Connectivity – Develop comprehensive community-level and regional-level solutions to address gaps in internet connectivity for remote learning.
- Educator Capacity – Support partnerships between higher education and PK-12 to develop professional development and curriculum opportunities as educators throughout Indiana continue to build expertise in remote learning.
Traditional public school corporations, public charter schools, accredited non-public schools, higher education institutions, and other education-related entities can apply for the grants. The deadline is July 17.