The FCC announced August 25, 2021: “that it has received requests for $5.137 billion to fund 9.1 million connected devices and 5.4 million broadband connections as part of the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program. The first filing window, which closed August 13, 2021, attracted applications from all 50 states, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia – including schools and libraries in both rural and urban communities seeking funding for eligible equipment and services received or delivered between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. In view of outstanding demand and the recent spike in coronavirus cases, the FCC will open a second application filing window for schools and libraries to request funding for connected devices and broadband connections for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons for the current 2021-22 school year.”
The next opportunity to submit applications for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) will be from September 28th to October 13th, 2021.
Kellogg & Sovereign Consulting’s experts are available to assist eligible schools and libraries who would like to apply for support for eligible equipment and services for students, school staff and library patrons with unmet needs.
Contact Riley Harpole – firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to sign up for filing assistance.