On August 13, ImpactTulsa was proud to stand alongside leaders from the City of Tulsa and Tulsa Public Schools as we shared news about the funding of the Internet Access Task Force, which will bring free and low-cost wifi options to families across the city.
These projects will be funded from the $30.9 million in State Coronavirus Relief Funds that the City of Tulsa will receive as a part of the State’s block grant program to municipalities and counties.
Those funds will be used to meet the three initial objectives developed by this Task Force:
- Fully-subsidized internet service for up to 20,000 families of public school students in Tulsa, Jenks, and Union public schools, as well as our public charters, who currently lack Internet subscriptions;
- Three years of free, public WiFi for all Tulsa Housing Authority residents; and
- Establishing an internet access navigator program via Tulsa Responds to ensure families know of these opportunities, can easily sign up for Internet subscriptions, and can quickly address any technological challenges they experience.
Tulsa spending federal relief funds on bridging ‘digital divide’ for students, families
City and state leaders came together Thursday to announce how Tulsa will spend its $30 million in CARES Act money. ImpactTulsa has been one of the primary conveners for this Internet Access Task Force, along with the City of Tulsa, Tulsa Public Schools, Union Public Schools and Jenks Public Schools.
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