The Citywide Classroom South Bend partnership has expanded eligibility to all South Bend Community School Corporation students throughout the district.
So far, during a needs-based rollout of at-home internet connections and WiFi hotspots, nearly 1,000 connections were distributed to households in South Bend to connect more than 1,700 students.
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows approximately 30 percent of South Bend’s households lack home internet access.
$1.8-million provided through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief grant allows for more than 2,200 at-home internet packages and 2,000 WiFi hotspots to be distributed to students throughout the City.
To apply, families should visit citywideclassroomsb.org, or contact administrators at their student’s school.