Application for Grant Funding 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.

Grant Deliverables

  • Support approximately 19,000 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 mobile hotspots with connectivity for three months, with priority to families with two or more students
    in the home.
  • Facilitate low-cost broadband access for three months, with priority to the highest-need families with two or more students in the home.
  • 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 Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Application Review Process

  • Our committee will review all applications by Friday, August 21, 2020.
  • Applications will be prioritized by families with the highest need, based on Free or Reduced Price Meal (FRPM) data.
  • Priority will also be given to families with two or more students in the home.
  • Distribution of connectivity and device solutions will be provided through our partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education.

APPLICATION FOR COVID-19 FUNDS FOR CONNECTIVITY AND DEVICES

  • Please provide anticipated or forecasted numbers 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 currently have devices that will support distance learning?*

NEEDS: Please describe the current need for computing devices students need to support a distance-learning environment* (eg. "We need 24 Chromebooks or tablets for student home use")

CHROMEBOOKS: Please describe the current need by tribal communities in rural area of our district* (eg. "15 students from tribal communities need Chromebooks")

CONNECTIVITY

PERCENTAGE: What percentage of students in your district currently have connectivity in their home to support a distance-learning environment?*

NEEDS: Please describe the current need for student-connectivity needs to support a distance-learning environment* (eg. "14 students have no internet access at home")

BROADBAND: Please estimate the number of students that live in an area with access to broadband service from Cox or Spectrum* (eg. "8 of 14 students will need access via broadband")

HOTSPOT: Please estimate the number of students that live in an area WITHOUT broadband access and will need a mobile hotspot* (eg. "6 of 14 students will need access via hotspot")

FUNDING

REQUESTED AMOUNT: Please specify the requested amount of funds that you need to utilize, match, subsidize, or distribute for connectivity and devices related to distance learning.

PRIORITIZATION

FRPM (Free or Reduced Priced Meals): Please provide the FRPM percentage/data for your district*

STUDENTS PER HOUSEHOLD: If your district is designated for funds, how will you provide data to prioritize families with two or more students in the home?* (This will assist with providing the greatest impact in terms of number of students served by the grant)

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

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