Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF)
As a part of the American Rescue Plan Act, over $7.1 billion dollars was allocated to be expended through creation of the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) to provide funding for schools and libraries nationwide to purchase laptops, tablets, wi-fi hotspots and broadband connections to help learners while off-campus. You can read the full text of the FCC 21-58 order online.
Please reference summary information about the Emergency Connectivity Fund so that your library can be prepared to participate on the E-Rate in Pennsylvania website. Get ready to apply by registering with the FCC and with SAM.gov.