On June 21, 2021, the FCC provided additional relief for schools and libraries who have special construction projects in progress which were filed in funding years 2019 and 2020. Special construction service projects that expire on June 30, 2021, have been extended one-year to June 30, 2022.
In the order, the FCC says, “Based on the unprecedented circumstances before us, we find that good cause exists to waive ad extend the special construction service deadline. In particular, we find that the mass disruption to daily life, including the closure of schools, libraries, and local and state agencies for an extended period of time and the adverse impact to service providers and manufacturers caused by COVID-19 pandemic present compelling and unique circumstances that merit a waiver of our rules.”
Funds For Learning applaud the initial Request for Waiver filed by the SHLB Coalition and the FCC for providing applicant and service providers the flexibility to complete the necessary projects that will enhance the digital connection for students across the country.