By Bria Brown

(CBS DETROIT) – AT&T is chipping in $10 million to help provide K-12 students free Wi-Fi access.

Non-profit organizations and schools who serve at-risk youth are urged to apply.

READ MORE: Macomb Co. Executive Mark Hackel Assesses Damage As Clean Up Continues In Armanda After Saturday's Tornado

The initiative is in partnership with Connected Nation, which is focused on closing the homework gap.

According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, nearly 17 million public K-12 students have fallen into the “homework gap” due to COVID-19 school closures.

The program is primarily focused on impacting students in the following groups:

  • Students in foster care
  • Students experiencing homelessness
  • English language learners
  • Students with disabilities
  • Students eligible for the Migrant Education Program
  • Other at-risk students who may be disconnected from formal education opportunities

Program limitations and eligibility information can be found on the application website here.

READ MORE: Attorney: Detroit Councilman Spivey Expects Bribery Charge

All applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on January 11, 2021.

MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Whitmer Says She Has Authority To Order New Stay-Home Order in Michigan

MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Missed Gov. Whitmer’s Press Conference? Here’s Her Update On The State’s Response To COVID-19

MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Stimulus Package Update: What Will A Biden Administration Mean For More Aid?

MORE NEWS: Michigan Reports 1,762 New COVID-19 Cases, 19 Deaths

© 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.