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ROCKFORD - Rockford area schools are set to receive nearly $2 million in grants to improve students’ access to remote learning technology, State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) announced today.

“In the time of COVID-19, hybrid and remote learning models have been put in place to protect students, staff members, and their families,” Stadelman said. “This funding will help provide everyone with the resources they need to during these challenging times.”

Digital Equity Formula Grants, funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, are intended to help schools bridge the digital divide and offer students more reliable access to the technology they need to participate in e-learning. School districts can use the funds to expand connectivity and provide students with devices like computers or tablets.

Grants were awarded to districts across the state, including 2 school districts in the 34th State Senate District:

• Rockford Public Schools 205 - $1,519,985
• Harlem School District 122 - $388,399

Funding was distributed using a need-based formula. The full list of schools receiving funds is available on the Illinois State Board of Education’s website.

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