The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) today announced seven additional Round 5 Connections for Classrooms (CFC) Grant award winners.  CFC joins multiple state agencies around the common goal of ensuring Georgia schools and classrooms have the high-speed broadband access required for digital and blended learning.

Six school districts and one State charter school will receive grants – totaling more than $778,000 – to upgrade their school networks or purchase laptops or tablets to enable digital learning.  These grants are in addition to the $7 million in Round 5 CFC grants that GOSA awarded in January.  The seven new award winners revised and resubmitted their original Round 5 applications – enabling them to receive funding.

Round 5 builds on the $81 million in grants that CFC has provided to districts and schools for network upgrades and devices over the last three years. As a result of these grants and federal E-Rate funds, many schools now have or will soon have wireless internet access in their classrooms.

The amended list of awardees is included at the bottom of this announcement.