NASET News Alert

FCC to Open Second Application Window for $7.2B Emergency Connectivity Fund

September 10, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission will open a second 15-day filing window, from Sept. 28 through Oct. 13, for eligible schools and libraries to apply for funds to purchase equipment and services under the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund, the agency announced Wednesday. The FCC is making the second application filing window available in response to outstanding demand for support for the current school year, amid uncertainty created by the delta variant of COVID-19 and challenges presented by a summertime application filing window in the first round. During the first window, which closed Aug. 13, the FCC reports it received applications from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands for $5.14 billion to fund 9.1 million connected devices and 5.4 million broadband connections. Read More