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Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Partner with Board of Education to Increase Broadband Opportunities for Students

On August 6, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan announced an additional $10 million in grant funding to support expanded broadband access for education through the Broadband for Unserved Students Grant. St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) and the St. Mary’s County Government Information Technology Departments had a week and a half to prepare a grant application for submission to the State of Maryland. On August 12, 2020, it was announced that St. Mary’s County will receive $1,685,521, the second-highest amount awarded in the state. The Commissioners approved the requested FY2021 budget increase for Broadband, the budget amendment and category transfer for the Elementary & Secondary School Relief and Governors Emergency Educations Relief Technology Grants (ESSER) and the county’s IT Broadband Plan of Action at their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 18, with Superintendent of Schools James Scott Smith. These funds will continue the large-scale effort to bring broadband internet connections to underserved populations in St. Mary’s County. The funds will supplement approximately $3 million already invested through Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding used to improve existing internet and cable infrastructure in St. Mary’s County. According to Superintendent Smith, work done with the additional broadband funding will provide […]

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