Coronavirus Relief Fund Allowable Uses and Documentation Requirements for Schools

Funds Available for Schools to Improve Internet Connectivity


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The Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is a $7.17 billion program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to help schools provide the tools and services their communities need for remote learning during the COVID-19 emergency period.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Report and Order establishing the rules and procedures for the ECF program, which will be administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).

The ECF program will cover items including, but not limited to:

  • Laptop and tablet computers
  • Wi-Fi hotspots
  • Modems (including air cards)
  • Routers
  • Devices that combine a modem and router

The program application closes on Friday, August 13. All schools eligible for support under the FCC’s E-Rate program are eligible to request and receive support through the ECF program.

Apply for funds and find more information at

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