INDIANA – The Emergency Connectivity Fund Program will provide up to $7.17 billion in support to schools and libraries for the purchase of laptop and tablet computers, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, and broadband connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic for use by students, school staff, and library patrons who would otherwise lack connected devices or broadband connections sufficient to fully engage in remote learning.
The FCC and Universal Service Administrative Co. will open the first Emergency Connectivity Fund Program application filing window on Tuesday, June 29 at noon Eastern Time, which will fund equipment and services for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.
The first application filing window will be open for 45 days, during which applicants will be able to submit requests for funding for purchases to be made between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022, to meet the needs of students, school staff, and library patrons who would otherwise lack access to basic educational opportunities and library services.
The FCC’s announcement of the funding window is available on their website.
To learn more and to sign up for Emergency Connectivity Fund Program emails, please click here.