FCC EMERGENCY CONNECTIVITY FUND (ECF)
What is it?
The ECF is a one-time, $7.17 billion program established by the American Rescue Plan of 2021 to provide funding to eligible K-12 schools and public libraries for reasonable costs of the equipment and services for remote use by students, school staff, and library patrons. The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) is the program administrator for the FCC.
How can schools and libraries apply?
The initial application window is from June 29, 2021 to August 13, 2021. During this time, eligible schools and libraries can apply for financial support to purchase eligible equipment and services received between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.
What equipment is covered?
Equipment purchased for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons who lack necessary connectivity for remote learning, such as:
Laptop and tablet computers
Modems (including air cards)
Devices that combine a modem and router
To learn more, download our Emergency Connectivity Fund Program Fact Sheet.