The pandemic has brought equity-related issues such as home connectivity to the forefront, and the need for remote learning forced district leaders to invest more funds for technology than ever before. Fortunately, additional help is on the way.

Are you applying to get your fair share of the federal funds being provided to offset the costs of remote learning? Purchases between July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 for student or teacher home use are eligible for this reimbursement, including:

  • Up to $400 per laptop or tablet
  • Up to $250 per Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Monthly service is not capped but is expected to be in the range of $10-$25 per month

Learn more about the Emergency Connectivity Fund and how your district, school, or library can apply.

The application deadline is August 13, 2021.

Colleagues from the FCC will share information regarding the program, common questions they are receiving from district leaders, and will be available to answer questions. We encourage participants to submit their questions in advance when registering for the webinar.

Together, we can close the Homework Gap!

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  • Allison Baker, Policy Advisor, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
  • Travis Litman, Acting Chief of Staff, Federal Communications Commission
  • Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education (moderator)
  • Ramesh Nagarajan, Acting Wireline Advisor, Office of Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission

For questions about the webinar, contact Lia Dossin.