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Funding Resources for Education

Leverage a variety of funding sources to modernize school communications, enhance hybrid learning, provide greater digital equity to students and community members alike, and prepare your campus or district for the future of flexible education models.

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Use government funding to bring Zoom to your school or institution

K-12 schools, institutes of higher education, and other qualifying education-related entities can use federal stimulus and competitive funding to enhance communication, business continuity, and educational delivery.

Learn more about what funding is available to you, and how you can use these grants to prepare for future remote and hybrid learning needs with Zoom

K-12 schools

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund

ESSER funding can be used by K-12 schools for:

  • Coordinating preparedness and response efforts with other state, local, tribal, or territorial entities
  • Addressing the unique needs of high-need populations
  • Purchasing education technology (hardware, software, and connectivity)
  • Providing mental health services and support
  • Addressing student learning loss, including improving distance learning engagement
  • Facilitating the administration of Covid Testing, Contact Tracing and Vaccinations, as a stand-alone or as part of a broader School Based Health initiative.

Visit the Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education website for more info on ESSER fund grants.

Speak with our grants team to find out how Zoom can help your school or district stay responsive to student needs and invest in smart classrooms for the future.

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Higher education

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

HEERF funding can be used by institutes of higher education for:

  • Technology costs associated with distance learning
  • Faculty and staff training
  • Student related health services, connecting students and faculty to healthcare professionals for Covid testing, contact tracing, and vaccine administration.

Get more information on HEERF grants on the Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education website.

See how Zoom can help you deliver a more connected, global educational experience that serves current and future students.

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Qualifying schools & education entities

Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund

GEER grants are awarded to state governors’ offices, which can provide subgrants to local educational agencies and institutes of higher education that have been most significantly impacted by the coronavirus. K-12, higher education, and education-related entities that the governor “deems essential” for carrying out emergency educational services are also eligible.

Here are a few ways GEER funding can be used:

  • Educational technology to assist students, educators, and staff with remote or hybrid learning
  • Education and support services for remote or hybrid learning or addressing learning loss

For more information on GEER Fund grants, visit the Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education website.

Connect with our grants team to find out how Zoom can enable you to reach students with critical educational services.

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Enhance teaching & learning

Engaging and interactive video solutions allow for continuity of education in remote or hybrid situations. With Zoom Meetings, you can connect with students for synchronous learning from anywhere. Zoom Webinars and OnZoom offer platforms for virtual speakers, events, and parent or faculty communication.

Invest in flexible hybrid classroom hardware and software solutions to help you build forward and enable a seamless return to the classroom. Zoom Rooms offers an enhanced hybrid learning environment where you can start class with one touch and share content with one click.

Anywhere, Anytime Learning

With upcoming funding focused on workforce training and digital equity, reaching both traditional and non-traditional students anywhere, at any time, will be critical! Zoom facilitates those connections, offering high-quality educational connections in real time, providing the ability to develop in-demand job skills and providing employers with the skilled workers they need.

Student Recruiting and Retention

Colleges and Universities are finding that staying connected to future and existing students is leading to increased enrollment and student retention.

Improve preparedness & response

Zoom Rooms’ Digital Signage and a modern cloud phone solution like Zoom Phone can help you coordinate emergency response efforts, improve safety, and support business continuity across your campus or district.

Upgrade communication

Connect your educational community, all on the Zoom platform. Zoom Meetings, Zoom Phone, and Zoom Chat work together to streamline your video, phone, and chat communication between educators, administrators, students, and parents.

Design connected classrooms

Hybrid classroom hardware like digital whiteboards, headsets, and purpose-built video devices help educators create more immersive learning experiences. Powered by Zoom Rooms, your flexible hybrid classroom improves access to new people, places, and opportunities.

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Zoom’s grants team is available to help you navigate stimulus funding opportunities and eligible spending.

Find out how your school or district can enhance distance and hybrid learning, improve student engagement, and address future educational needs.

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