Application for Grant Funding for Devices from The San Diego Foundation

CFF partnership

Grant Summary

The San Diego Foundation has provided a grant to the Classroom of the Future Foundation in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of “Supporting San Diegans in need as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.” This grant is made in support of the Classroom of the Future Foundation COVID-19 Public Education Response Fund to address the digital equity gap that is halting access to education for San Diego County students in the wake of COVID-19.

As of 9/4/2020, based on $2 million in funding that has become available for connectivity from Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, we’ve shifted the new purpose of this grant to provide DEVICES to students in need throughout San Diego.

Grant Deliverables

  • Support San Diego County students with a focus on the highest-need districts in North, East, and South County and vulnerable populations including students enrolled in Juvenile Court & Community Schools, migrant education, and those with special education needs.
  • Provide devices (Chromebooks, tablets, iPads, laptops, desktops, smartphones) to students in need of distance learning resources throughout San Diego.
  • Provide Chromebooks to 250 students from tribal communities in rural school districts.

Application for Grant Funds

  • Complete the online application form below by our deadline of Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Application Review Process

  • Our committee will review all applications by Thursday, October 1, 2020.
  • Applications will be prioritized by families with the highest need, based on Free or Reduced Price Meal (FRPM) data.
  • Applications will also consider the percentage of students with disabilities data.
  • Priority will also be given to families with two or more students in the home.

Recommendations

As schools have moved into distance learning, the SDCOE has received multiple reports of older and/or underpowered mobile computing devices not meeting the resource requirements for high-quality video conferencing (such as Zoom) as well as many current online platforms and applications. Chromebooks, in particular, have been found to not have enough RAM, lack current Wi-Fi chips/radios, or have underpowered CPUs.

While we encourage schools, charters, and districts to select the manufacturer and device the best suits their own learning environments, we would suggest considering the following technical specifications, at a minimum:

  • Intel: 9th or 10th Generation Intel Core Processors
  • Intel: i-series processor (i3 or above)
  • AMD: 7th Gen A4 or A6 processor
  • Minimum 8 GB memory (RAM)
  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) or better (preferably 2X2 transmit/receive streams, or better)
  • HD capable webcam

APPLICATION FOR COVID-19 FUNDS FOR DEVICES

  • Please provide your current needs for Fall 2020.

SUBMITTER: Your Name*

SUBMITTER: Your Email*

SCHOOL DISTRICT*:

CHARTER (if applicable):

TECH CONTACT: Primary contact regarding technology needs at your district (Name and email)*

DEVICES

PERCENTAGE: What percentage of students in your district or organization currently NEED devices that will support distance learning?* (numeric value)

PERCENTAGE: Feel free to provide any comments about the percentage of students that currently NEED devices that will support distance learning?

For each device type #1 to #7 below, only provide data for devices where you have an immediate need related to distance learning. It's acceptable to leave a section blank if you don't have a current need.

(1) CHROMEBOOK NEEDS

CHROMEBOOKS: Total number of Chromebooks needed for distance learning (numeric value)

CHROMEBOOKS FOR TRIBAL COMMUNITIES: Of the number provided above, how many of the devices are needed for students in tribal communities? (numeric value)

CHROMEBOOKS FUNDING: Please list the dollar amount of funding requested for Chromebooks (numeric value)

CHROMEBOOKS COMMENTS: Feel free to leave any additional information about your Chromebook needs for distance learning (text)

(2) IPAD NEEDS

IPADS: Total number of iPads needed for distance learning (numeric value)

IPADS FOR TRIBAL COMMUNITIES: Of the number provided above, how many of the devices are needed for students in tribal communities? (numeric value)

IPADS FUNDING: Please list the dollar amount of funding requested for iPads (numeric value)

IPADS COMMENTS: Feel free to leave any additional information about your iPad needs for distance learning (text)

(3) ANDROID TABLET NEEDS

TABLETS: Total number of Android tablets needed for distance learning (numeric value)

TABLETS FOR TRIBAL COMMUNITIES: Of the number provided above, how many of the devices are needed for students in tribal communities? (numeric value)

TABLETS FUNDING: Please list the dollar amount of funding requested for Android tablets (numeric value)

TABLETS COMMENTS: Feel free to leave any additional information about your Android tablet needs for distance learning (text)

(4) LAPTOP NEEDS

LAPTOPS: Total number of laptops (not Chromebooks) needed for distance learning (numeric value)

LAPTOPS FOR TRIBAL COMMUNITIES: Of the number provided above, how many of the devices are needed for students in tribal communities? (numeric value)

LAPTOPS FUNDING: Please list the dollar amount of funding requested for laptops (numeric value)

LAPTOPS COMMENTS: Feel free to leave any additional information about your laptop needs for distance learning (text)

(5) DESKTOP NEEDS

DESKTOPS: Total number of desktops needed for distance learning (numeric value)

DESKTOPS FOR TRIBAL COMMUNITIES: Of the number provided above, how many of the devices are needed for students in tribal communities? (numeric value)

DESKTOPS FUNDING: Please list the dollar amount of funding requested for desktops (numeric value)

DESKTOPS COMMENTS: Feel free to leave any additional information about your desktop needs for distance learning (text)

(6) SMARTPHONE NEEDS

SMARTPHONES: Total number of smartphones needed for distance learning (numeric value)

SMARTPHONES FOR TRIBAL COMMUNITIES: Of the number provided above, how many of the devices are needed for students in tribal communities? (numeric value)

SMARTPHONES FUNDING: Please list the dollar amount of funding requested for smartphones (numeric value)

SMARTPHONES COMMENTS: Feel free to leave any additional information about your smartphone needs for distance learning (text)

(7) OTHER DEVICE NEEDS

OTHER DEVICES: In addition to the six device types above, describe any other needs for STEM kits, robotics, assistive tech, or other devices to assist with distance learning during the COVID-19 crisis? (text)

OTHER DEVICES FUNDING: Please list the dollar amount of funding requested for other devices (numeric value)

TOTAL FUNDING REQUESTED

TOTAL FUNDING VALUE: Please list the dollar amount of all funding requested for all devices (numeric value)

PRIORITIZATION

FRPM (Free or Reduced Priced Meals) PERCENTAGE: Please provide the FRPM percentage for your district or organization* (numeric value)

FRPM (Free or Reduced Priced Meals) COMMENTS: Feel free to provide any additional comments about your FRPM percentage for your district or organization.

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Please provide the % of students with disabilities for your district or organization* (numeric value)

STUDENTS PER HOUSEHOLD: If your district/organization is designated for funds, do you have a Student Information System (SIS) that can help determine students with siblings that may share the device?* (This will assist with providing the greatest impact in terms of number of students served by the grant)

ADDITIONAL INFO: Feel free to provide any additional information that will help us in the application review process (optional)

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