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Federal, state, and local governments currently are investing in new technologies to promote educational equity and remote-work opportunities in an expanding digital environment. ScanSource understands governments of all sizes, in all locales, are under a tremendous amount of pressure to perform for the residents they serve. With help from us—and from our top suppliers—benefit from the heightened interest in collaboration, security, and networking products by creating solutions that keep your customers connected and secure.

Here are a few trends and opportunities occurring in the industry now—ones you can use to your advantage.


Workforces and schools

Hybrid and remote workforces and schools.

According to Forrester, approximately 18.2M American workers will permanently do their jobs from home post-pandemic, which equates to about 12% of the total US workforce. As employers—government or otherwise—continue moving forward, they must seriously consider which employees should work remotely.


Education network funding

Government funding for education networking and infrastructure:

The ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act of 2021) provides $170.3B for US education, which breaks down to $125.4B for state K –12 public-education programs, $39.6B for higher education, and $5.6B for other educational programs and activities. The act also provides $7.2B for the federal E-Rate program—which is being extended to help bring devices and connectivity to students, educators, and patrons of public libraries. Learning Policy Institute



For 2021, the US Department of Defense (DoD) requested $9.85B for cybersecurity purposes—its largest request ever. That means the DoD digital-security budget is more than 52% of the entire $18.78B federal cyber-defense spend. Homeland Security Today

New government funding opportunities for your end customers

State, local, and tribal governments

State Fiscal Recovery Fund


Spend deadline: 12/31/2024

Local Fiscal Recovery Fund


Spend deadline: 12/31/2024

Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds (USDT)


Spend deadline: 12/31/2024

Indian Health Services Funds (IHS)


Spend deadline: until spent

K - 12

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund III


Spend deadline: 9/30/2023

Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (GEER EANS II)


Spend deadline: 9/30/2023

Emergency Connectivity Fund for Education


Spend deadline: 9/30/2023

Higher education

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEER III)


Spend deadline: 9/30/23


Health and Human Services Provider Relief Fund (HHS PRF)


Spend deadline: 6/30/2021

Community Health Centers and Community Care (HHS)


Spend deadline: until spent

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Expansion Grants (SAMHSA)


Spend deadline: until spent

Testing, Contact Tracing, and Mitigation (HHS)


Spend deadline: 9/30/2024

Solutions that support these trends


Safeguard sensitive data and access to resources and utilities.


Connect the public—remotely—with those tasked to educate, protect, and support it.


Deploy smart-city technologies that provide services and solve problems for city-dwellers.


Encourage the use of technology by ensuring less-complex implementation/reducing the need for support.


Improve team and customer communications by more effectively leveraging video.


Support all solutions with high-speed bandwidth; can include wireless infrastructure.

Featured products

Cisco Duo
Ensure only trusted users and devices access protected applications by using these federal-specific editions.
Cisco Webex for Government
Call, message, and meet from this FedRAMP-authorized collaboration solution.
Zebra TC52 and TC57 Series
Take productivity and ease of use to the next level with innovative new features.
Zebra TC72 WLAN and TC77 Series
Provide ultra-rugged, enterprise-class, all-touch computing indoors and outdoors.
Avaya OneCloud subscriptions
Communicate through various channels including video, chat, and messaging.
CyberPower PowerPanel®
Monitor power, battery, UPS status anytime, anywhere with this cloud app and cards.
Honeywell CN80G
Configure all levels of security requirements by using this ruggedized device.
Jabra Engage 50
Make professional-grade calls with military-grade encryption and outstanding audio.
Poly Savi 7300
Outfit critical conversations with DECT™ security for your government customers.
Star Micronics antimicrobial covers
Put safety first by covering high-touch surfaces—to reduce the transfer of germs.
Tyco Exacq network video recorders
Rely on an NDAA-compliant security platform that’s powerful and easy to use.

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