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FCC Announces New Window for Emergency Connectivity Fund Applications

04/05/2022 2:19 PM | Michael Burroughs (Administrator)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on March 23 that it will be opening a third application window for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF).

According to an FCC release, there will be a total of $1 billion available. The third application filing window will open on April 28, 2022 and close on May 13, 2022.

"During this third application filing window, eligible schools and libraries can submit requests for funding to purchase eligible equipment and services between July 1, 2022, and December 31, 2023. Given past demand, the third application filing window will likely be the last opportunity for schools and libraries to request funding before the remaining Emergency Connectivity Funds are exhausted."

Per the ECF website, "For eligible schools and libraries, the ECF Program will cover reasonable costs of laptop and tablet computers; Wi-Fi hotspots; modems; routers; and broadband connectivity purchases for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons."

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