On June 24, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and Crosby Kemper, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote public awareness of the federal funding opportunities for Broadband. In the MOU, the agencies agreed to:
- Share data about participation in the FCC’s E-rate and Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) programs, IMLS’ grant programs, and availability of high-speed broadband services.
- Publicize information about federal broadband funding opportunities and resources available through the Parties’ respective outreach channels, including:
- Stakeholder communications
- Web resources
- Social media
- Partner on the development of broadband-related outreach materials and events.
- Explore users’ experiences and technical assistance needs related to federal broadband funding opportunities. Share lessons learned associated with removing barriers to prospective applicants and streamlining processes to support expanded access.
- Expand/leverage the use of mobile services and other points of access, where feasible.
- Connecting underserved communities to digital resources and services.
The FCC’s news release can be viewed here.