Emergency Connectivity Fund Program

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

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The Emergency Connectivity Fund Program is administered by USAC with oversight from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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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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How it Works

The Emergency Connectivity Fund Program will reimburse schools and libraries for the reasonable costs of eligible equipment and broadband connections used to help students, staff, and patrons who otherwise lack access to be able to engage in remote learning.

Who’s Eligible:

Schools and libraries – including primary and secondary schools – that provided off-site broadband service and connected devices to students, staff, and patrons who would otherwise lack access during the COVID-19 health emergency.

What’s Covered:

The fund will reimburse reasonable costs of eligible equipment such as Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, devices that combine a modem and router, connected devices, and eligible broadband connections.

The Process

These steps will help applicants navigate the process to get funding.

1

Complete Registrations

2

Determine Eligibility

3

Request Funding

4

Application Review

5

Funding Decision

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Reimbursement

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