Vouchers for internet services for Alabama families go out next week, but state officials ask if you are not eligible not to use the voucher.
The vouchers are part of a program called Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students, created by Gov. Kay Ivey with $100 million of federal coronavirus relief funds. The voucher will provide eligible families with internet service from participating providers through Dec. 30.
It’s an ambitious program and it’s being set up in a hurry. School has already started in many areas, and with more than 70% of students statewide expected to be learning online, state officials are casting a wide net in sending the vouchers.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the program and is sending letters with redeemable vouchers to students’ families from information submitted by schools to the Alabama State Department of Education, which then sent the list to ADECA.