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Facebook gives relief grants to the Eagle Mountain community

Eagle Mountain— Alpine School District announced that Facebook is giving a $582,000 COVID-19 educational support grant to provide students and teachers with tools to support eLearning, including laptops, tablets, and video equipment.

These devices and tools for learning and instruction will benefit and provide more educational access to remote learning opportunities for students and teachers in the Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs school communities. 

“As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and new norms for directing learning from homes are required, we are deeply grateful for this timely and specific funding source to assist us in this endeavor. Thank you, Facebook, for being a partner in supporting education in the Alpine School District,” said Superintendent Sam Jarman.

“We are honored to partner with Alpine School District to support students and families in Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that the situation presents new challenges for both students and educators; however, we hope that this partnership will help students continue their education and learning remotely,” said William Marks, Community Development Regional Manager, Facebook. In 2018, Facebook announced construction of its Eagle Mountain Data Center. Upon completion, the Eagle Mountain Data Center will represent more than a $750 million investment in the State of Utah, and is designed to use 38 percent less electricity and 80 percent less water than an average data center.