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On July 2, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) released a Public Notice announcing the funding allocations for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), also known as iCanConnect, for the 2018-2019 Fund year, which begins July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may provide up to $10 million annually for the NDBEDP.  For 2018-2019, CGB set aside $250,000 for national outreach and $100,000 towards the development of a centralized database for the NDBEDP.  CGB allocated the remaining $9.65 million of available funding among the 56 certified programs.

Links to the Public Notice:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-2018-2019-allocations-ndbedp
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-686A1.doc
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-686A1.pdf
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-686A1.txt

For more information about the NDBEDP, visit http://www.fcc.gov/ndbedp.

For more information about the Public Notice, contact Jackie Ellington, Disability Rights Office (DRO), CGB, at 202-418-1153 or by e-mail to Jackie.Ellington@fcc.gov; or Rosaline Crawford, DRO, CGB, at 202-418-2075 or by e-mail to Rosaline.Crawford@fcc.gov.  Individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC's ASL Consumer Support Line at 844-432-2275 (videophone).  TTY users may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019