Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program

In view of outstanding demand and the recent spike in coronavirus cases, the FCC announced in a second application filing window for schools and libraries. The roughly $2 billion in Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) program funds remaining for can be requested for connected devices and broadband connections for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons for the current 2021-22 school year. The second application filing window will open on September 28th and run until October 13th. Eligible schools and libraries will be able to apply for financial support for eligible equipment and services received or delivered between July 1st, 2021, and June 30th, 2022 for students, school staff and library patrons with unmet needs. ECF Applicants looking for help can contact the ECF Customer Support Center (CSC) with questions at (800) 234-9781 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. or submit a case in the ECF Portal.