The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced it will commit $5 million in grants to help support the emotional and mental health of educations an families across the county with a focus of increasing access to high-quality learning opportunities for all children.
Three grants ranging from $250,000 to $275,000 each will help support professional development and five grants ranging from $75,000 to $200,000 will each help to expand broadband solutions and ensure students have access to infrastructure to enable distance learning.
“We’re committed to ensuring every student—not just a lucky few—can get an education that supports every aspect of their development, and we’re proud to support organizations working to make that possible during these unprecedented times,” said Sandra Liu Huang, Head of Education at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Professional development commitments include funding to CatalystEd, Education Leaders of Color, and New York City Leadership Academy. Commitments to efforts expanding broadband solutions include funding for the Alliance for Excellent Education, The Education Trust, Mississippi First, the National Governors Association, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.