On September 7, 2022, the FCC announced that it is committing over $81 million in a new funding round through the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) program. The latest round includes requests from the third application filing window that will support over 300 schools, 25 libraries, and 2 consortia.
In a statement, FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel said that, “With students heading back to classrooms this fall, we need to make sure all our kids can connect with teachers and homework assignments when school ends for the day. This latest round of funding will help make that happen and bring us closer to closing the Homework Gap.”
To date, the FCC has committed nearly $5.8 billion to schools and libraries across the country as part of the ECF Program.
Applicants that received ECF funding commitments for application window 3 can here.
The FCC’s news release can be viewed here.