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Federal grant helps Battle Ground students stay connected

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground Public Schools will make substantial upgrades to student technology and connectivity thanks to a nearly $1.4 million grant from the Federal Communication Commission’s E-Rate program.

The funding was made possible through the Emergency Connectivity Fund, a $7.17 billion investment in school and library technology approved in the American Rescue Plan Act to help schools provide devices and connectivity to students during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from Battle Ground Public Schools.