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Additional Family Needs

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Families in need of additional resources in their community can connect with Michigan 2-1-1, a one-stop connection to local agencies and resources.

Food Service 

Districts can provide 2 free meals per day to all children up to age 18 and students ages 18-26 with an active IEP.  Families of students who received free/reduced lunch at school will receive additional food assistance via an Electronic Benefits Transaction (EBT) card.

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Internet Access

Families need internet services for work, healthcare, and school.

Affordable Connectivity Program (formerly Emergency Broadband Benefit) is a government program to help families and households afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This benefit provides a credit towards broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet.

Several service providers might also offer faster speed and free/reduced-cost service. If you have a regional internet provider in your area that’s not listed, call and ask if they are offering any help for families/students to access the internet.

Remember: districts must consider the student’s technology needs in order to provide access to regular and special education services. If additional technology or internet service is needed for a student to receive FAPE, it must be provided by the school, at no charge.

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