This Fall, K-12 school districts across the U.S. entered the 2020-2021 school year with the daunting task of enabling their teachers and administrators to provide a meaningful and engaging remote education experience for students.

One of the best ways to foster student engagement in distanced or asynchronous learning environments is through the use of the purpose-built video and audio collaboration tools to most closely replicate the experience of having everyone in the room together. When armed with professional-grade video cameras, headsets, and speakerphones, educators can get up, move around, and focus on what they do best: teach.

This need to quickly deploy new communication solutions to survive and later thrive in the “new normal” is not limited to education. The same urgent need to update collaboration tools and infrastructure is playing out in many industries as the pandemic forces us to rethink how to keep business moving in the face of social distancing.

However, with extra funding tight for so many, institutions are concerned about the costs associated with outfitting their employees with the tools required. Here’s some good news – Poly’s Grant Assistance Program (PGAP) is a free resource focused on aligning available funding with your organization’s communication needs.


Poly’s Grant Assistance Program offers a wide array of free services to connect organizations to grant resources. Our network of experts will guide you through the intricacies of the grant application process in areas such as general education, research, notification, grant education, pre-qualification, writing support, and post-award support. PGAP is available to any (not only education) interested organization – whether it is a competitive application or understanding the justification required to leverage allocations like the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding, this team is available to provide supportive assistance.


By this point in the pandemic, I’m sure all of us have encountered at least one virtual instance in which the use of improper tools detracted from the interaction. Muffled audio, pixelated faces, and stagnant visuals can make virtual sessions of any kind less impactful and disengaging. To get the most out of any remote meeting, professional-grade communication tools can make a profound impact on the quality of these interactions.


If the pandemic has taught us one thing for sure, it’s that preparedness is the key to maintaining necessary workflows – and, when it comes to staying connected, Poly’s got you covered. When approaching investments of any scale, the goal of PGAP is to help you acquire the necessary technology to navigate the pandemic while ensuring the equipment procured will be meaningful to your organization for years to come.

Poly has purpose-built solutions to meet your industry’s remote communication and collaboration needs, visit for more information. For more information about PGAP, contact


Brochure: Poly Solutions for Education

Rather than choosing between in-person or remote instruction, teachers and their students are now planning for a hybrid learning model. Poly offers affordable, scalable video and audio solutions for this new model that will allow educators to build technology-enhanced classrooms that can serve both in-person attendees and remote attendees. Download brochure.

Brochure: Solutions for the New Hybrid Learning Model

A look at Poly camera and video solutions designed for the hybrid learning model. Download brochure.

Quick Start Guide: Poly Grant Assistance Programs (PGAP)

We know that finding and getting a grant can be time-consuming and overwhelming. That’s why Poly assists in every aspect of proposal preparation, funding selection, and submission of grant applications. Let us help you find funding to implement voice, video, and data communications solutions. Our team of grant and industry experts will help you create a funding solution package to meet your specific and unique needs and achieve your project outcomes. Download quick start guide.

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