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Chicago Connected

A Groundbreaking Initiative to Provide Free High-Speed Internet For Families in Need

Community Partners

Community Partners are critical to the success of the Chicago Connected initiative.

Community Partners conduct outreach to families to support enrollment in the Chicago Connected program, provide newly connected households with digital literacy and skills development training, and connect households with other critical resources.

In Year 1 of the program, 35 community partners were selected to support the Chicago Connected program after a transparent and competitive selection process led by CPS parents, educators, administrators and grant-making experts.

In Year 2 of the program, we are fortunate that many of our community partners will remain with the program.

Our Chicago Connected Grant Guidelines outline the core deliverables, key dates and the application process, including eligibility and scoring criteria. If eligible, interested organizations are invited to submit proposals during open application windows. Currently, the application window is closed.

Questions? Please contact the Children First Fund at contactus@childrenfirstfund.org.