School districts across Seneca County now have more money to spend on technology improvements after $50 million in broadband connectivity grants were awarded by the state of Ohio.
The funding is provided through the federal CARES Act to provide hotspots and internet-enabled devices to students for purchases made between July 1 and December 30, 2020.
The Ohio Department of Education, in collaboration with BroadbandOhio, provided Ohio schools and Education Service Centers with the opportunity to apply for these funds through a grant application process.
The grant application portal was open from August 10 through August 21. Grants were reviewed and awardees were notified on September 2.
Awards in Seneca County ranged from $2,000 for New Riegel Local School District to $151,466 for Seneca East Local School District.
Here is a full list of Seneca County grant recipient schools:
- Bridges Community Academy – $20,000.00
- Hopewell-Loudon Local SD – $4,868.26
- New Riegel Local SD – $2,000.00
- North Central Academy – $20,000.00
- Seneca East Local SD – $151,466.16
- Tiffin City SD – $133,290.22