About the Form

Applicants file an ECF FCC Form 471 (Description of Services Ordered and Certification Form) to request funding for Emergency Connectivity Fund Program eligible products and/or services purchased to meet the remote learning needs of students, school staff, and library patrons who would otherwise lack access to connected devices and broadband connections sufficient to engage in remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applicants must provide detailed descriptions of services including costs and dates of service or equipment, service provider information, and certify compliance with program rules. Consortia applicants must also provide information about the recipients of services.

When to File the ECF FCC Form 471

The initial application window closed on August 13, 2021. USAC will open a second application filing window on September 28, 2021. During this second filing window, eligible schools and libraries may apply for funding for purchases of eligible equipment and services made between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. This window will include eligible equipment ordered and received, and services delivered by June 30, 2022.

Where to File the ECF FCC Form 471

You must file the ECF FCC Form 471 online in the ECF Portal. Access your ECF Portal account by logging in to One Portal.

For step-by-step filing guidance on the ECF FCC Form 471, watch the ECF FCC Form 471 E-learning module.