Monroe County schools and libraries getting money through Emergency Connectivity Fund Program

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County schools and libraries are getting $14 million in federal funding in an effort to provide reliable internet access to families.

Rep. Joe Morelle (D, NY-25) said the money is part of the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program, which was part of the American Resue Plan.

It will help cover the costs of laptop and tablet computers, wi-fi hotspots, modems, routers and broadband connectivity purchases for off-site use by students, school staff, and library patrons, according to Morelle.

The Rochester City School District will get a large chunk of the money, with more than $11 million.