Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF)

Are you a school or library looking to help Kansans stay connected?

Apply to the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program between June 29, 2021 and August 13, 2021. 

Applications are being processed on a first come, first served basis, so plan to apply as soon as possible

The Emergency Connectivity Fund Program is administered by Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) with oversight from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

How it Works

The Emergency Connectivity Fund Program will reimburse schools and libraries for the reasonable costs of eligible equipment and broadband connections used to help students, staff, and patrons who otherwise lack access to be able to engage in remote learning. 

Who’s Eligible

Schools and libraries – including primary and secondary schools – that provided off-site broadband service and connected devices to students, staff, and patrons who would otherwise lack access during the COVID-19 health emergency. 

What’s Covered

The fund will reimburse reasonable costs of eligible equipment such as Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, devices that combine a modem and router, connected devices, and eligible broadband connections.

Get Ready to Apply

To participate, schools and libraries must have an active FCC Registration Number. Schools, libraries, and service providers who agree to invoice on behalf of applicants must also have a SAM.gov registration to be able to receive program support. 

Schools and libraries that have a SAM.gov registration or FCC Registration Number do not need to register again.

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If you have any questions, please submit an inquiry form request to the Office of Recovery.