SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Impero Software, a provider of classroom and network management with offices in Simi Valley, announced a $2.5 million Back-to-School Tech Grant program that schools across the nation can apply to receive.
The program provides access to Impero Education Pro and Impero EdLink at a subsidized rate so schools can overcome any challenges in putting technology initiatives in place. Impero Education Pro offers a consolidated solution for classroom management, online safety and network management, while EdLink is a mobile device management tool to help schools offer one-to-one initiatives.
Schools and districts that adopt programs to increase access to technology also need to consider how to protect students from online dangers, help teachers easily control student use of technology in the classroom and support IT teams to manage the platforms and devices.
“Providing students with greater access to technology and the internet can open up amazing new opportunities to engage students and improve learning outcomes,” said Sam Pemberton, CEO of Impero Software, in a statement. “But schools sometimes face funding challenges when it comes to implementing or supporting these initiatives. Impero understands this, and that’s why we’ve developed a powerful solution that can replace multiple disparate software packages being used by a school. The grant supports schools that are launching new initiatives by helping them integrate Impero Education Pro or Impero EdLink into their classrooms at a subsidized rate.”
Applicants for the grants must include a 50-word write up addressing why his or her school or district would benefit from the funding. They can request between $1,250 and $25,000 toward software licenses and technology. Schools can apply for the grants through Sept. 30 or until all funds are exhausted, according to a statement.
The Back-to-School Tech Grant program will offer the following options:
- $1,250 Bronze Grant for schools/districts with a minimum of 250 devices
- $3,750 Silver Grant for schools/districts with a minimum of 1,000 devices
- $12,500 Gold Grant for schools/districts with a minimum of 5,000 devices
- $25,000 Platinum Grant for schools/districts with a minimum of 10,000 devices