Colleagues from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will share information regarding the Emergency Connectivity Fund in an upcoming webinar on July 22 at 2:30pm. The event will go over information about how your district, school, or library can apply for technology reimbursement, answer common questions they are receiving from district leaders, and will have experts on hand to answer questions from participants. Participants are encouraged to submit their questions in advance when registering for the webinar.
July 22, 2021, 2:30pm EDT
The pandemic has brought equity-related issues such as home connectivity to the forefront, and the need for remote learning forced district leaders to invest more funds for technology than ever before. Fortunately, additional help is on the way.
Are you applying to get your fair share of the federal funds being provided to offset the costs of remote learning? Purchases between July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 for student or teacher home use are eligible for this reimbursement, including:
- Up to $400 per laptop or tablet
- Up to $250 per Wi-Fi hotspot
- Monthly service is not capped but is expected to be in the range of $10-$25 per month
Learn more about the Emergency Connectivity Fund and how your district, school, or library can apply. The application deadline is August 13, 2021.
- Allison Baker, Policy Advisor, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
- Travis Litman, Acting Chief of Staff, Federal Communications Commission
- Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools (moderator)
- Ramesh Nagarajan, Acting Wireline Advisor, Office of Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission