Emergency Connectivity Fund


Emergency Connectivity Fund Resources

Learn more:

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!

Emergency Connectivity Fund Alerts

ECF 2nd Funding Window Opens Sept 28 - Oct 13

FCC Announces ECF Program $5.137B Requested – 2nd Window Sept 28 – Oct 13, 2021

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ECF 1st filing window opens

The FCC announced that the first filing window for the Emergency Connectivity Fund will open June 29th and close August 13th.

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ECF Fund Launches

The FCC released the final rules for the $7.171 Billion Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) on May 10, 2021.

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K-S Submit Comments on Emergency Connectivity Fund

Kellogg and Sovereign Consulting submitted reply comments in the FCC’s proceeding 21-93 regarding the Emergency Connectivity Fund.

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Kellogg and Sovereign Survey for ECF

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.

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FCC Comments on ERate Connected Learning

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).

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ARP Includes 7.2 for ERate

The House passed the American Rescue Plan on March 10th and the bill is expected to be signed by President Biden on Friday March 12.

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K-S and EMPA Submit Comments to FCC

Kellogg & Sovereign Consulting, LLC (KSLLC) and the E-Rate Management Professionals Association (E-mpa) submitted comments today in reponse to the FCC’s request for comments on using the E-Rate program to provide support for remote learning

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