The Hot Topic Foundation has provided $125,000 in funding to support the GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award program. During the 2012–2013 school year, the GRAMMY Foundation will use the funding to present GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Awards to 50 economically underserved public high school music programs around the country. The GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award program provides funding and the opportunity for schools to participate in the GRAMMY Signature Schools application process where additional funding may be available. Funding from Hot Topic will enable the GRAMMY Foundation to significantly expand the program. A formal kickoff presentation will be forthcoming this fall.