The FCC will host a webinar on August 3, at 2 p.m. ET to provide additional information about the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program. The event will highlight some of the most frequently asked questions and address some common misconceptions about the program.  The free virtual webinar will be live streamed on fcc.gov/live and does not require registration.   

During, or in advance of this event, questions can be submitted by sending an email to ECFwebinar@fcc.gov.  The webinar will be recorded and available on the FCC’s website following the event. 

In addition to the webinar, there are a number of resources available to applicants: 

  • You can find more information about the program on the Emergency Connectivity Fund website
  • You can review responses to other frequently asked questions, which may not be addressed in the webinar, on the FCC’s FAQs page. 
  • You can access resources from past trainings and information about future trainings, or register to attend one of the Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC) weekly office hours by visiting: https://www.emergencyconnectivityfund.org/training/live-sessions/. 
  • You can contact the Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC) Emergency Connectivity Fund Customer Service Support Center at (800) 234-9781, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. 

As a reminder, the first application filing window for the ECF Program closes on August 13, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.  This Application Overview is also available to guide you through the application process.

To help spread the word about this unique emergency funding opportunity for schools and libraries, the FCC has also added new social media posts and images, an updated video, and a flyer that can be shared with your networks.   

About the Emergency Connectivity Fund 

The Emergency Connectivity Fund is a $7.17 billion program that will help schools and libraries provide the tools and services their communities need for remote learning during the COVID-19 emergency period.   From June 29 to August 13, 2021, eligible schools and libraries can apply for financial support to purchase connected devices like laptops and tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, and broadband connectivity received or delivered between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 to meet unmet needs for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons during the COVID-19 emergency period.   

Updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021