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Schools and Libraries Receive Federal Funding to Get Students Connected

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Broadband access for Wisconsin families remains a critical equity issue, and helping students get access to online learning where they live is an important goal. In a little more than a month, Wisconsin schools and libraries have been approved for over $52 million in federal funding to address these needs through the Federal Communication Commission Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF).

In total, 296 projects to get students, school staff, and library patrons access to broadband internet and learning devices have been approved for funding over three waves of applications. Click the links below to see lists of the approved projects:

DPI commends these schools and libraries for their commitment to improving digital equity in Wisconsin. We invite you to visit the DPI Digital Equity webpage to learn more about the ECF program and other digital equity initiatives. For questions, please email Rachel Schemelin at

Subscriber Submission: DPI Technical Writer, Garrison Gondek; DPI E-Rate and Broadband Consultant, Rachel Schemelin