King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer shared that the Auburn School District will receive a $50,000 federally funded grant to provide technology support for low-income students as well as connectivity support for hybrid learning. The grant, which comes as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, is intended to help the school district with technological needs that arose from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Although the recovery has begun, our schools are still dealing with the technological needs necessitated by hybrid learning along with trying to ensure that all students have equal access to technology. These funds will help our schools meet these challenges and provide a quality learning environment for all their students,” said von Reichbauer, who represents District 7, which includes the Auburn School District, and was instrumental in securing the funding. “I am pleased my request for funding was approved and the Auburn School District will soon be receiving these much-needed funds.”
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ARPA is a federal stimulus bill that was passed in 2021 and signed by the President. The $1.9 trillion package included funds intended to aid public health and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. King County received a total of $437 million in ARPA funding.
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