The window to file an application for the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Funds closes on August 13, 2021. Schools and libraries can apply for financial support to purchase laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, and broadband connections for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons. During this 45-day application filing window, eligible schools and libraries can submit requests for funding to purchase eligible equipment and services for the 2021-22 school year.
 
Last week, CoSN’s Solution Session partner, Comcast’s Internet Essentials hosted a webinar to provide details and support to districts that are applying or considering applying for ECF. Access the webinar archive online and the slide deck via the Partner Portal https://partner.internetessentials.com
The Universal Service Administrative Company will serve as the program’s administrator with FCC oversight. The Fund leverages the processes and structures used in the E-Rate program for the benefit of schools and libraries already familiar with the E-Rate program.  For more information about ECF, please visit https://www.fcc.gov/emergency-connectivity-fund 

For more information about Comcast’s Emergency Connectivity Fund solutions, visit InternetEssentials.com/Sponsor where you can learn more about the Internet Essentials Partnership Program.