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2021 Digital Inclusion Grant

The application window is now closed and winners have been announced.

Our mission is to support the digital inclusion efforts of school districts, colleges and universities, libraries, non-profits, and communities as they work to connect the 19 million people in the U.S. who still lack home broadband access.

2021 Digital Inclusion Grant Winners

We are proud to announce the 85 winners of the 2021 Digital Inclusion Grant. Winners were selected from states, territories, and providences across the U.S. and Canada representing a mix of K-12 schools and districts, colleges and universities, public libraries, and community organizations. Each winner will receive the Kajeet wireless solution of their choice (20 WiFi hotspots, 1 school bus WiFi, or 1 building WiFi solution) and one year of LTE data on the network(s) of their choice. Learn more about the 2021 Digital Inclusion Grant winners on our blog.

The Academy for Urban Scholars (Ohio)

The Academy for Urban Scholars High School (Ohio)

Adelphi University (New York)

AESC Library – NYC Department of Education (New York)

African American Cultural Center (New York)

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (Ohio)

Almagordo Public Schools (New Mexico)

Albuquerque Bilingual Academy (New Mexico)

Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library (New Jersey)

Banner Preparatory School of Milwaukee (Wisconsin)

Berne Public Library (New York)

Bishop State Community College (Alabama)

Bland County Public Library (Virginia)

Boone County Public Library (Kentucky)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint (Michigan)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County (Wisconsin)

Bronson Community Schools (Michigan)

Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering (Texas)

Camden Dream Center Technology Training School (New Jersey)

Cape Fear Community College (North Carolina)

Carolina University (North Carolina)

Carson Youth Empowerment Center (Virginia)

Central Arkansas Library System (Arkansas)

Christopher Columbus Educational Campus (New York)

City of Charlotte Public Library (Texas)

City of Rio Rancho Library and Information Services (New Mexico)

Cocina Sin Fronteras (California)

Community Council of Idaho (Idaho)

Community Education Partnerships (California)

Cumberland County Public Library (Virginia)

David F. Cargo El Valle de Anton Chico Library (New Mexico)

Des Moines Public Library Foundation (Iowa)

Dominican University (Illinois)

Dr. Nana Health Awareness, Inc. (Maryland)

Earlimart Elementary School District (California)

Education Francaise Bay Area (EFBA) (California)

Essex County College (New Jersey)

Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School (New York)

Fairview Public School District (New Jersey)

Franklin-McKinley School District (California)

Geeks Without Frontiers (Texas)

Sinai Grace Guild Community Development Cooperation (Michigan)

Granite Public Schools (Oklahoma)

Holden R-III School District (Missouri)

Indiana Wesleyan University (Indiana)

JHS 190Q – Russell Sage (NYC Department of Education) (New York)

K&H Resource Center (South Carolina)

Lancaster Independent School District (Texas)

Lauderdale County School District (Mississippi)

Little Egg Harbor School District (New Jersey)

Mayor’s Office – City of Houston (Texas)

Menominee County Library (Michigan)

Million Dollar Teacher Project (Arizona)

Moreland School District (California)

Moriarty Community Library (New Mexico)

Natomas Unified School District (California)

Natrona County Library (Wyoming)

 

 

 

New Holland-Middletown Ed #88 (Illinois)

Newmarket Public Library (Ontario)

NorthStar Foundation (Nebraska)

Oceanside Unified School District (California)

Owego Apalachin Central School District (New York)

Owen County Public Library (Indiana)

Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 (Illinois)

Pillar College (New Jersey)

Presentation of Mary School (Minnesota)

Roane State Community College (Tennessee)

Roanoke Catholic School (Virginia)

Rockville Centre Public Library (New York)

Roselle Public Schools (New Jersey)

San Diego Futures Foundation (California)

Satellite Academy High School (New York)

Single Family Living (Michigan)

Smyrna School District (Delaware)

Tupper Lake Public Library (New York)

Turner USD 202 (Kansas)

Union County Library System (South Carolina)

UNITE Education Foundation, Inc (North Carolina)

United Way for Greater Austin (Texas)

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (Puerto Rico)

University of Louisiana System (Louisiana)

Walworth Harrison Public Library (Texas)

Western Michigan University – College of Health and Human Services (Michigan)

Westport Public Schools (Connecticut)

YWCA of South Hampton Roads (Virginia)

About the Grant

We are launching the 2021 Kajeet Digital Inclusion Grant to help organizations provide members of their community with safe, reliable access to remote learning, telehealth services, and other essential online resources.

Grant winners will receive a pilot program with the Kajeet digital equity solution of their choice – WiFi hotspots, bus WiFi, or building WiFi. Each pilot program includes, hardware, a year of data on the network of their choice, and access to our device and data management portal.

Application Deadline

The application window is now closed. Winners will be announced by July 28, 2021.

Who Can Apply?

K-12 Schools and Districts, Tribal Schools, Colleges and Universities, Public Libraries, Non-Profits, and Cities and Municipalities

K-12 School Districts

Kajeet was founded as a Homework Gap company, and our passion for connecting K-12 students to the digital world has not changed. We partner with over 1,100 K-12 schools and districts across the U.S. and Canada and look forward to helping more educators close the digital divide for their students.

Higher Education

The need for digital equity is not confined to K-12 students – it creates significant obstacles for millions of higher education students as well. Kajeet helps many colleges and universities address this need through easy-to-launch connectivity programs.

Libraries

Through serving as public WiFi zones, centers of knowledge and learning, and hubs for community engagement and support, public libraries are impactful forces for digital inclusion in their communities.

Non-Profits and Municipalities

In order to achieve lasting change, support from local and state government and nonprofit organizations is essential. Kajeet partners with municipal and community-based organizations alike to bring digital connectivity to underserved communities.

Our Mission

At Kajeet, we believe that Internet access is a basic human right. But, for the 19 million people in the U.S. who still lack home broadband access, the world of online opportunities remains out of reach. Let’s work together to create a more digitally inclusive communities – especially for those who are disproportionately affected by the digital divide.

Minority Students

0%
of disconnected students are members of the Black, Latinx, and Native American communities.

Residents in Rural Areas

0%
of all residents in rural America are caught in the digital divide.

Low-Income Households

0%
of families with annual household incomes of less than $30,000 are disconnected.

About Kajeet

Kajeet provides optimized wireless connectivity, software, and hardware solutions that deliver safe, reliable, and controlled Internet connectivity to students, communities, and businesses. Nearly 3,000 K-12 school districts, higher education institutions, businesses, libraries, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities rely on Kajeet to ensure equitable access to the digital world.

“The students that have taken advantage of them have been so excited – before, they hadn’t been able to collaborate with other students in the classroom at home… and now all of a sudden they have the opportunity to continue that learning beyond the classroom walls and they are just deeply grateful for that opportunity.”

Brad Hagg, Chief Technology Officer, Warsaw Community Schools, 2018 Kajeet Homework Gap Grant Winner

The education landscape has changed dramatically over the past year. As K-12 schools and districts work to accelerate learning for students, whether in in-person, blended, or hybrid learning environments, understanding the statistics surrounding digital equity, access, and inclusion has never been more important. The data represented in our Challenges infographic is drawn from feedback we collected from 540 educators and administrators across the U.S. and Canada, and it offers valuable insight into both the challenges and opportunities facing educators in 2021.

Libraries are adapting in new and profound ways to meet the needs of the communities they serve, offering expanded services such as WiFi hotspots, online courses, digitized educational materials, and even virtual and augmented reality.

Let’s take a look at some of the top tech trends hitting libraries around the nation – in 2021 and beyond.