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Emergency Connectivity Fund

Congress authorized the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  The program sunsets June 30, 2024. This temporary program provides public libraries and schools reimbursement for devices and internet services for students, staff, and patrons that need sufficient access to engage in remote learning. Schools providing face-to-face instruction are eligible for ECF to close the homework gap. Additional information is available at the FCC's ECF website.

Important Dates for Applicants

June 30, 2024 - Last day that equipment and services can be delivered.

August 29, 2024 - Invoice filing deadline for all funding requests with a service delivery date of June 30, 2024.


Use the USAC ECF Form 472 (BEAR) Checklist of key items to expedite the review and processing of your request for reimbursement.

Applicants can use the ECF Post Commitment Change Request Form to submit changes to funding requests, including reducing or canceling a committed funding request. 

For questions about this information, contact Rachel Schemelin (608) 266-5190