“Collectively, the two companies contributed $60,000 to launch a Digital Equity Project. Sunnyside Foundation anticipates the partnership will be able to assist up to 500 students and 300 teachers in SUSD.”
In addition to internet bill support for students, the Digital Equity Project will assist 100 teachers with free internet through the remainder of the school year. An additional 200 teachers will have the opportunity to be awarded a “Teacher Tech Grant” to purchase devices such as EarPods, lighting, web cameras, and other necessary remote technology. The Digital Equity Project recognized that teachers now have unique technology needs and the pilot will help upgrade teacher technology as they teach from home. Teacher internet subsidy applications will be open at www.sunnysidefoundation.org from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14, 2020. Teacher tech grants and internet support for students will open Jan. 4, 2021 and be awarded on a rolling basis until funds run out.
Sunnyside District families needing internet support should email ERF@susd12.org or continue to connect with their school counselors or principals.
Teacher Tech Grants Open 1/12/21- 1/22/21
Must be a current SUSD employed teacher
Cannot have won the COX internet scholarship
Must use funds on tech support for your home office, remote classroom, remote teaching, and/or other tech needs
Applications Now Closed