Next week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will open a second Emergency Connectivity Fund Program application filing window for schools and libraries to request funding for connected devices (e.g., laptops and tablets) and broadband connections (e.g., WiFi hotspots) 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 next Tuesday, September 28, 2021 and close on October 13, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
During this window, eligible schools and libraries, in addition to consortia of eligible schools and libraries, can submit requests for funding to purchase eligible equipment and services between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 to meet the remote learning needs of students and school staff and library patrons with unmet needs. The FCC’s announcement of the second application filing window is available on its website.