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Strong Families, Strong Students Program Grant Application Closes Nov. 6 at 5 p.m.

October 20, 2020 - The Strong Families, Strong Students program empowers eligible families to securely access Idaho Coronavirus Relief funds that can be used for their children’s educational purposes. Eligible purchases include computer hardware, software, and other devices including adaptive learning technology, internet connectivity, instructional materials, fees for courses, tutoring services, educational services and therapies, and licensed daycare during work hours.

 

Who is eligible for the funds?

ALL Idaho students in grades K-12 from public district and charter schools, as well as private, parochial, and homeschooled students are eligible. Awards will be prioritized based on family 2019 adjusted gross income.

 

How will this program help students?

COVID-19 has disrupted student learning across the state. As families and schools turn to distance and blended learning, Idaho students need access to the supports necessary to meet their individual learning needs. Strong Families, Strong Students will empower families to purchase the educational resources most likely to help their children succeed academically.

 

How much will eligible families receive?

Each eligible family will have access to $1,500 per eligible student, with a maximum award of $3,500 per family.

 

What can I buy for my student?

Participating Idaho families can use funds from their ClassWallet account to purchase education materials, supplies, services, technology and books from a list of approved vendors in the ClassWallet online marketplace.

 

How do I apply?

Application is available starting October 21, 2020 at: strongfamilies.idaho.gov