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Emergency Connectivity Fund

The Emergency Connectivity Fund Program will provide funding to schools and libraries for the reasonable costs of laptop and tablet computers; Wi-Fi hotspots; routers; modems; and broadband Internet connections for use by students, school staff, and library patrons at locations that include locations other than a school or library. Funding is limited to students, school staff, and library patrons who would otherwise lack access to connected devices and broadband Internet services sufficient to engage in remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important Dates

(for first round- purchases from July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022)

Filing window opens: June 29, 2021

Filing window closes: August 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Administrative requirements include:


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Last Updated: July 6, 2021