North Slope Borough

Distance Learning Internet Subsidy

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What is the program?

The Distance Learning Subsidy Program was authorized by the North Slope Borough Mayor Harry Brower Jr., and approved by the Assembly for Covid relief. This program will provide a credit as a way to provide cost relief for telecommunications expenses for all North Slope Resident students K -12 grades that were enrolled in distance education for Jan. and Feb. 2021; including NSBSD, and any North Slope Resident students who are enrolled in any home schooling program. This is the 2nd part of the program. Everyone eligible needs to submit a new application.

Who is eligible to apply?

The parent or legal guardian of a student (or students) enrolled in the 2nd semester of 2020-2021 school year, with a distance learning curriculum, that requires an internet connection for the months of January and February. All North Slope Resident students K -12 grades that were enrolled in distance education; including NSBSD, and any North Slope Resident students who were enrolled in any home schooling program. This information will be verified against school records.

 

What will the amount of the subsidy be?

The amount will be determined based on the number of qualified applicants, and available funding. At the end of the application period, total applications received will be calculated to determine the amount that will allow us to serve the greatest number of people possible.

How can I apply?

The application can be found on our website at www.northslope.org/ information/cares. Once complete, send the complete application to NSBCARES@north-slope.org. Please attach a copy of your internet bill for Jan. or Feb. 2021. If your child is not enrolled with NSBSD, please attach 2nd semester 2020- 2021 proof of enrollment. The application will be open from Friday, May 7th through Friday, May 28th at 5:00 pm. Once the application period has closed, submissions will be reviewed.

 

Application assistance can be requested by emailing NSBCARES@north-slope.org or by calling 907-852-0204.