Emergency Connectivity Fund

FCC Establishes Emergency Connectivity Fund

In March 2021, the FCC announced the inception of the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF), a $7.171 billion program authorized by Congress as part of the American Rescue Plan, which will enable schools to purchase internet service and laptops or tablets to connect students and school staff that lack adequate broadband access necessary to support remote learning.

ECF Training Schedule

Webinars and Recordings:

  • May 14th, 2021: Emergency Broadband Benefit and Emergency Connectivity Fund Materials | Recording
  • May 27th, 2021: The New E-Rate Emergency Connectivity Fund: What You Need to Know Materials | Recording
  • June 24th, 2021: The New E-Rate Emergency Connectivity Fund: Preparing for the Application Process Materials | Recording
  • September 22nd, 2021: Emergency Connectivity Fund Updates and Second Application Window Tips Materials | Recording
  • October 13th, 2021: Emergency Connectivity Fund - You've Been Funded - Now What? Materials | Materials v2 | Recording
  • November 16th, 2021: CITE Conference State and Federal Broadband Updates Materials
  • February 11th, 2022: Update on FCC’s COVID-19 Broadband Programs ECF-EBB-ACP Materials | Recording
  • April 28th, 2022 11:00AM PST: ECF Third Application Window: Prepare to File by May 13, 2022 Materials | Recording
  • July 5th, 2023 1:00PM PST: Emergency Connectivity Fund: Final Invoicing and Program Closeout Materials | Recording Passcode: h@?wP36G


FCC Rules and Resources

USAC Resources

*Additional information will be provided as it becomes available