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The Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund is increasing technology access

Recently we highlighted the need for internet-for-all in our community. That need, along with the need for reliable technology has become quite apparent in this time we’re living in. The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois and United Way of Champaign County have announced their fourth wave of grant money from the Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund. They will grant $22,500 to local organizations for increased technology access:

$5,000 – Developmental Services Center – Tablets for people with disabilities living in group homes, so they can stay connected with their families and access telehealth services

$2,500 – DREAAM – Laptops and printers, so staff can conduct education programming virtually

$5,250 – Rosecrance – Telehealth communication devices, so patients in mental health, substance abuse and treatment programs can continue receiving services

$10,000 – Housing Authority of Champaign County – Computers for YouthBuild program participants, so they can complete their high school diploma and participate in career training

Image from Community Foundation of East Central Illinois Facebook page.

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