Funding, Grants & Awards

Kajeet Debuts Homework Gap Funding Site

Kajeet, a company that provides mobile Internet connectivity for students, has launched a new website to help school districts identify funding sources to help close the homework gap. The announcement was made at this week's ISTE 2016 conference and expo taking place in Denver, CO.

While many students may have computers at home, whether they belong to the student's family or are provided by the school, a significant number do not have Internet access at home, making it difficult for them to complete homework assignments that require them to access online educational resources. Numerous programs exist to help provide these families with low-cost Internet service, but it can be a challenge to make schools and families aware of those programs.

"Foundations provide millions of dollars to school districts for programs that help improve their communities," said Daniel Neal, founder and CEO of Kajeet, in a news release. "We want to help our district partners more readily find the funding when their budgets fall short."

Kajeet created Homework Gap Funding site in an effort to help school districts close the homework gap. The site provides a searchable database of grants from foundations and government entities, including school district funds, private foundations, local grants and federal funds, that can fund or assist in procuring off-campus connectivity. Site visitors can search the database for national or state-specific funding sources. Kajeet has committed to updating the site throughout the year, and to providing funding-related resources for educators, such as the Grant Writing Tips resource already on the site.

Further information can be found on the Homework Gap Funding site.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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