Twelve New Hampshire school districts get federal connectivity assistance

NH Business Review
Published: 10/1/2021 6:18:42 PM

Twelve New Hampshire school districts will be sharing $2.4 million in federal funding that will be used to help them provide students with internet connectivity devices and services.

The grants were awarded through the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund, which U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-NH, played a key role in working to establish through the American Rescue Plan.

The funding can be used by elementary and secondary schools and libraries to provide laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connections for off-campus use by students, school staff and library patrons in need.

“Too many students across New Hampshire lack access to high-speed internet at home, which places these students at a severe disadvantage when it comes to keeping up with their schoolwork and making up for lost learning,” Hassan said.

Districts receiving the funding were:

■Manchester School District, $1,074,360

■School Administrative Unit 15, Hooksett: $17,065

■South Hampton School District, $3,460

■Timberlane Regional School District, Plaistow: $14,737

■School Administrative Unit 64, Milton: $122,900

■Bishop Brady High School, Concord: $118,000

■Hudson School District: $2,703

■Nashua School District: $404,787

■Salem School District: $414,359

■Kearsarge Regional School District, New London: $27,274

■Fall Mountain Regional School District, Langdon: $106,800

■School Administrative Unit 6, Claremont: $96,525

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