FCC Emergency Connectivity Fund

FCC Emergency Connectivity Fund Program (ECFP)

Funding to help schools and libraries keep students, staff, and patrons connected during the COVID-19 health emergency.

Apply by August 13, 2021

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The Emergency Connectivity Fund is a $7.17 billion program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to help schools and libraries support remote learning. The Program will provide funding to schools and libraries for the reasonable costs of eligible equipment and services that can be provided to students, teachers, and library patrons who lack connected devices, such as laptop or tablet computers, and/or lack broadband access during the pandemic.

Products and services that can be purchased under ECFP

The following types of equipment purchased for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons who would otherwise lack sufficient connectivity to engage in remote learning are eligible for support:

Laptop and tablet computers

Wi-Fi hotspots

Modems (including air cards)

Routers

Devices that combine modem and router

To participate, schools and libraries must have an active FCC Registration Number. Schools, libraries, and service providers who agree to invoice on behalf of applicants must also have a SAM.gov registration to be able to receive program support. Learn how to register with SAM.gov and the FCC CORES system. Schools and libraries that have a SAM.gov registration or FCC Registration Number do not need to register again.

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