Make Sure K12 Homeless Youth Have Access to Laptops, Hotspots
Governor Newsom announced that companies, business leaders, and philanthropists have committed to providing Internet access for hundreds of thousands of households and over 70,000 laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets for students. Even more funds are being raised for the CDE Foundation to bulk-purchase computing and hotspot devices for allocation to school districts in need, with a priority on rural and low-income communities. The California Public Utilities Commission will also be making $5 million available to the California Department of Education (CDE) to provide schools with laptops and hotspots for K-12 students in need. The CDE has been working with the Small School Districts Association to survey the need for student devices and internet connectivity from small, rural LEAs as well as others who have participated in the survey. This survey is being used to determine the distribution of these devices to schools. We encourage our McKinney-Vento homeless youth liaisons to elevate the needs of their students experiencing homelessness to their school district or county office of education administrators when completing this survey.

Please Share the Survey with liaisons or school district administrators.

Survey for Liaisons and school district administrators. (ONLY)
CDE has a listing of affordable internet offerings on their website here: