North Slope Borough

Distance Learning Internet Subsidy

This program is funded through the CARES Act

What is the program?

The Distance Learning Subsidy Program was authorized by the North Slope Borough Mayor Harry Brower Jr., and is made possible through CARES Act funding. This program will provide a one-time credit as a way to provide cost relief for telecommunications expenses for students enrolled in the North Slope Borough School District for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year in a curriculum involving distance learning.

Who is eligible to apply?

The parent or legal guardian of a student (or students) enrolled in the North Slope Borough School District for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year with a distance learning curriculum that requires an internet connection.  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?

Apply here for a PDF application.

The application will be open from Monday, December 21, 2020 through Sunday, February 7th at 11:59pm. 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.