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COVID-19: Compiled Member Resources for Business Continuity
K12 COMMUNITY RESOURCES

EDUCAUSE has developed a special list of corporations and service providers who are offering free, discounted, or expanded services to higher education institutions transitioning to remote work and online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. The list is sorted into three tabs including technology, OER, and access service offerings. We Are Teachers created a growing list of online learning resources offering a wealth of lesson plans and activities for all ages of students, parents, and teachers. These resources can be found HERE.

FREE RESOURCES FOR ALL ORGANIZATIONS
Adobe Logo

Receive 90 days of access to Adobe Connect from now until July 1, 2020. Individuals and businesses who aren’t customers can now use Adobe Connect rooms with up-to 25 participants if they sign-up for a trial license.

How to Apply:
Contact us at 877-992-3623, or by using this online form.

Eligibility:
Everyone.

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Receive 60 days of Akamai’s Enterprise Application Access (EAA) solution, which can provide access to critical applications no matter where they are hosted, maintain the continuity of an agency’s core functions, and leverage a Zero Trust approach to maintain security.

How to Apply:
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Eligibility:
Everyone.

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Receive ongoing training and webinars until the end of the pandemic. On a case by case basis, Arista will offer free campus switches and AP’s to healthcare facilities in need.

Arista will offer a free online consulting session with an engineer to assist in any work from home or networking challenges presented by the pandemic.

How to Apply:
Email [email protected] to subscribe.

Eligibility:
Available to any qualified organization or individual who applies.

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Receive the Amazon WorkSpaces Standard, Value, or Performance Bundles (for up to 50 WorkSpaces) through June 30, 2020.

How to Apply:
Visit the Amazon WorkSpaces site and choose “Get Started.”

Eligibility:
AWS users who are using WorkSpaces for the first time.

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Receive Amazon WorkDocs with 1 TB of storage per user through June 30, 2020.

How to Apply:
Visit the Amazon WorkDocs site and choose “Get Started.”

Eligibility:
AWS users who are using WorkDocs for the first time.

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Receive Amazon Chime to meet, chat, and place business calls from one application, through June 30, 2020.

How to Apply:
Visit the Amazon Chime site and choose “Get Started.”

Eligibility:
AWS users who are using Chime for the first time.

Carahsoft

Receive unlimited access to Red Hat® Academy, an academic training program designed to help institutions differentiate themselves by providing an enterprise-ready Linux and open source curriculum. Member institutions receive no-cost instructor training and support, robust lab environments with flexible delivery options and comprehensive, printed, digital or online textbooks.

How to Apply:
Reach out to our team at [email protected].

Eligibility:
Everyone.

Carahsoft

Receive a 30-day trial of Nutanix’s desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) Xi Frame Platform.

How to Apply:
Apply online.

Eligibility:
Everyone.

Carahsoft

Receive a 90-day trial of VMware SD-WAN, delivering access to traditional and cloud applications (up to 100 units). The trial includes VMware SD-WAN Edge 510 or Edge 510-LTE, hosted VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator, hosted VMware SD-WAN Gateway, secure connectivity to the enterprise data center, basic support services (if needed), and professional services.

How to Apply:
Contact [email protected] or 888-6VMWARE to request your free trial.

Eligibility:
Existing Horizon or VMC customers.

Carahsoft

Receive a 60-day trial of VMware SD-WAN, delivering access to traditional and cloud applications (up to 50 units). The trial includes VMware SD-WAN Edge 510 or Edge 510-LTE, hosted VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator, hosted VMware SD-WAN Gateway, secure connectivity to the enterprise data center, basic support services (if needed), and professional services.

How to Apply:
Contact [email protected] or 888-6VMWARE to request your free trial.

Eligibility:
Everyone.

Carahsoft

Receive 30 days of Workspace ONE to leverage mobility solutions.

How to Apply:
Contact [email protected] or 888-6VMWARE to request your free trial.

Eligibility:
Everyone.

Charter Communications

Receive 60 days of cable internet at download speed up to 100 Mbps, with no data limitation and home wi-fi included at no extra charge.

How to Apply:
Call 1-844-488-8395.

Eligibility:
New customers; Households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription, or are new customers in the last 30 days, are eligible.

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Receive two months of free internet service, with free installation, no equipment or router charges, and no contract. After two months of free service, customers may choose regular service on a contract or month-to-month basis.

How to Apply:
New customers call 1-855-399-3084; mention the offer code “Two Months Free”. Current customers apply online.

Eligibility:
Offer is intended for low-income students and their families who do not have home Internet service. Must be a new residential Internet customer to qualify, but will consider eligibility for existing customers.

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Receive one month of cable internet service at download speed (up to 50 Mbps). No data limitation; home wi-fi included; no contract required.

How to Apply:
Apply online.

Eligibility:
Families with K-12 children who are eligible for the National School Lunch Program, SNAP, and/or TANF; who receive Tenant-Based Vouchers, Project-Based Vouchers or Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); and/or who live in Public Housing.

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Every two weeks, attend a Threat Intelligence Briefing by industry that gives you an exact idea of the landscape, trends, and happenings with the increase of cyber attacks during the COVID-19 Crisis.

How to Apply:
Register here.

Eligibility:
Everyone.

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Receive two months of fiber internet service.

How to Apply:
Apply online.

Eligibility:
Household enrolled in Federal school lunch program or Telephone Assistance Program (TAP).

Tds Telecommunications

Receive two months of ADSL, cable and fiber services (speed will depend on technology available). No data limitation; no contract required.

How to Apply:
Call 1-888-287-8156.

Eligibility:
Households with member(s) documented eligible for adult Medicaid, public housing assistance, SNAP, TANF, SSI, LIHEAP, WIC, VA Pension, or Tribal assistance such as TTANF and FDPIR; current participants in Federal school lunch program; current Head Start participants; current Pell Grant recipients.

Vmware

Receive 45 days of Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure.

How to Apply:
Contact [email protected] or 888-6VMWARE to request your free trial.

Eligibility:
Everyone.

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Receive free business continuity services and remote work tools from now until July 1, 2020.

How to Apply:
Apply online.

Eligibility:
Everyone.