The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), also known as iCanConnect, provides equipment needed to make telecommunications, advanced communications, and the Internet accessible to low-income individuals who have both significant vision loss and significant hearing loss.

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To learn more about the NDBEDP, visit www.iCanConnect.org or call 1-800-825-4595.
To contact the NDBEDP program that serves your state, go to www.icanconnect.org/partners.php.
NDBEDP Rules:  47 C.F.R. § 64.610
Releases:

6-30-16 Commission Announces Entities Selected for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for Florida and Washington. (DA 16-745).
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6-28-16 Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Announces 2016-2017 Allocations for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. (DA 16-729).
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5-27-16 Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 105, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals. Adopted: 5/26/16 by Order. (CG Docket No. 10-210) (FCC 16-69).
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5-27-16 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the States of Florida and Washington. (DA 16-591).
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1-14-16 Commission Announces Entity Selected for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for Virginia. (DA 16-52).
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12-3-15 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the State of Virginia. (DA 15-1380).
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8-7-15 Commission Announces Entity Selected for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for Maine. (DA 15-901).
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7-21-15 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the State of Maine. (DA 15-845).
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6-22-15 Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Announces 2015-2016 Allocations for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. (DA 15-722).
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6-10-15 Comment and Reply Comment Due Dates Established for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Make Permanent the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. (CG Docket No. 10-210) (DA 15-685).
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5-27-15 FCC Moves to Make Permanent the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. Action by: The Commission. Adopted 5/21/15 by Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and by Order. (CG Docket No. 10-210) (FCC 15-58 and FCC 15-57).
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Chairman Wheeler Statement: Word || PDF
Commissioner Clyburn Statement: Word || PDF
Commissioner Rosenworcel Statement: Word || PDF
Commissioner Pai Statement: Word || PDF
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3-3-15 Commission Announces Entity Selected for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for Hawaii. (DA 15-284).
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2-6-15 FCC Invites Applications to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) in Hawaii (DA 15-174).
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1-22-15 Commission Announces Entity Selected for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for Utah. (DA 15-94).
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11-6-14 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the State of Utah. (DA 14-1616).
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10-3-14 Commission Announces Entity Selected for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for Michigan. (DA 14-1445).
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9-17-14 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the State of Michigan. (DA 14-1348).
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8-20-14 Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 105, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals. Action by: The Acting Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. Adopted 8/20/14 by Order. (CG Docket No. 10-210) (DA 14-1211).
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8-1-14 Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Seeks Comment on the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. (CG Docket No. 10-210) (DA 14-1128).
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8-1-14 Commission Announces Entity Selected for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for Iowa. (DA 14-1123).
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7-16-14 Commission Announces Entities Selected for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for Indiana and Minnesota.
DA 14-1010.
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7-3-14 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the State of Iowa. DA 14-964.
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7-1-14 Bureau Announces 2014-2015 State Allocations for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 14-947.
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6-4-14 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the States of Indiana and Minnesota. DA 14-775.
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6-2-14 Commission Announces Entities Selected for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for Vermont and Nebraska.
DA 14-760.
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5-2-14 FCC Extends Deadline for Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for the State of Nebraska. DA 14-608.
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4-22-14 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the States of Vermont and Nebraska. DA 14-524.
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2-7-14 Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 105, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals; Order Extending NDBEDP Pilot Program to June 30, 2015.
Adopted 2/7/14 by Order. DA 14-170.
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12-19-13 Commission Announces Entity Selected for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for Mississippi. DA 13-2432.
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10-30-13 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the State of Mississippi. CG Docket No. 10-210. DA 13-2097.
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7-16-13 Commission Announces Entity Selected For Certification To Participate In The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program For Nevada. DA 13-1583.
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7-1-13 Bureau Announces 2013-2014 State Allocations For The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 13-1488.
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5-8-13 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the State of Nevada. DA 13-107.
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7-2-12 Commission Announces Entities Certified to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 12-1050.
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7-2-12 Commission Announces Launch of the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 12-1051.
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6-8-12 Perkins School for the Blind to Conduct National Outreach for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 12-910. CG Docket Number 10-210.
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3-20-12  In the Matter of Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 105, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals. Conditionally waived Section 64.610(f)(2) of the Commission's rules to the extent it only permits entities that are certified to participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) to submit claims for reimbursement every six months. Docket No. 10-210. DA 12-430.
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10-21-11 FCC Invites Applicants to Conduct National Outreach for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 11-1767.
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9-22-11 FCC Announces 60-Day Period to Apply for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 11-1591
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4-6-11 FCC Acts to Ensure That Deaf-Blind Individuals Have Access to 21st Century Communications Technologies.
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1-14-11 Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 105, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals. FCC 11-3.
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11-3-10 The Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau Seeks Comment on Implementation of Requirement to Define Programs for Distribution of Specialized Customer Premises Equipment used by Individuals who are Deaf-Blind. Docket No. 10-210. DA 10-2112
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Updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016