The FCC announced last week that they will open a third Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF)
Emergency Connectivity Fund
Emergency Connectivity Fund Resources
Kellogg and Sovereign Consulting provided a presentation on the Emergency Connectivity Fund on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Click Here to view the recording and handouts.
Reference guides and flow chart:
Kellogg and Sovereign Consulting is pleased to provide you with our Reference Guide of the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF)
The summary will be updated as new information and clarifications are provided by the FCC and USAC.
Survey Your Students
Surveys are not required in order to file for support from the Emergency Connectivity Fund. (You can use prior surveys you conducted last year or use your best estimates of unmet need for your students). However, surveying your students with the specific questions about unmet need is a best practice to document the unmet need for Internet access or connected devices (laptops or tablets) for your student’s off-campus use. We recommend that you conduct a survey for audit purposes to document unmet needs of your students. Keep the results for 10 years.
Surveys are not required for libraries as they have to gather certifications directly from the library patrons when hotspots or connected devices are checked out.
Online Survey – ready to go!
- Register for BrightBytes online survey – get a link you can send to your households. Brightbytes will also provide you with a final report for your school.
Emergency Connectivity Fund Alerts
The order granting the State E-rate Coordinators Alliance petition for an expedited waiver of the Emergency Connectivity
FCC Announces ECF Program $5.137B Requested – 2nd Window Sept 28 – Oct 13, 2021
K&S Emergency Connectivity Fund Resources
The FCC announced that the first filing window for the Emergency Connectivity Fund will open June 29th and close August 13th.
The FCC released the final rules for the $7.171 Billion Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) on May 10, 2021.
Kellogg and Sovereign Consulting submitted reply comments in the FCC’s proceeding 21-93 regarding the Emergency Connectivity Fund.
Kellogg & Sovereign Consulting is conducting a survey to gather your input on how the FCC can provision the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) that will be managed by USAC.
The FCC is seeking comment on the recent $7.171 Billion that Congress passed as part of the recently enacted American Rescue Plan (March, 2021).