June 21, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission announced that the Emergency Connectivity Fund application filing window will open on June 29, 2021—just two weeks away—and close on August 13. The opening of the filing window will start the process of awarding $7.17 billion in funds to support the purchase of connected devices (laptop and tablet computers), Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, and broadband connections for off-campus use to serve the unmet needs of students, school staff, and library patrons.
Interested schools and libraries are encouraged to start planning now so that they can hit the ground running when the 45-day ECF application filing window opens. Here are some things you can do to get started.
With the Emergency Connectivity Fund application window opening soon, it’s important for Value-Added Resellers to be readily prepared to help school districts implement innovative IoT technology for the betterment of students across the US. With that in mind, we’ve collected many different resources to help you fully understand the program while June 29th quickly approaches. Continue reading to learn more about the frequently asked questions, industry-leading technology supported by ECF, and more!
What is the ECF Program?
Who Is Eligible to Receive Funds Through the ECF?
What Equipment and Services Are Covered?
What Are the Reasonable Support Amounts for Eligible Equipment
How Can Schools and Libraries Apply for Funding?
Can a Student Receive ECF Program Support and Receive the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Support at the Same Time?
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Emergency Connectivity Fund Video Resources