State to Receive Additional ARPA Funds to Connect Students to Quality Internet

The Maryland congressional delegation announced that the state will receive an additional $238,825 to help provide Maryland schools with the tools and services they need to enhance internet connectivity in their communities. 

The funds were provided by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Emergency Connectivity Fund, which the Maryland congressional delegation helped establish in the American Rescue Plan (APRA) to address the digital divide.

To date, Maryland has received over $68.5 million since the Emergency Connectivity Fund’s creation. According to a congressional press release, the fund has supported over 70 schools and libraries across Maryland and has helped expand broadband internet access for thousands of students, school staff, and library patrons.

Awards in this wave of funding include:

  • $132,000 to Cecil County Public Schools
  • $77,425 to Yeshivas Toras Simcha, Inc in Pikesville
  • $29,400 to Kennedy Krieger School in Baltimore