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FCC Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) – Overview and Q&A - Online 

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This session was recorded for anyone who may want to see it again or who could not attend at the scheduled time. Registration for the original session is not required to view the archived recording.

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The FCC's Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is a new, one-time $7.17 billion program included as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. It will help K-12 schools and public libraries provide the tools and services their communities need for remote learning during the COVID-19 emergency period. ECF will help provide relief to millions of students, school staff, and library patrons and will help close the Homework Gap for students who currently lack necessary Internet access or the devices they need to connect to classrooms.

For eligible schools and libraries, the ECF Program will cover reasonable costs of laptop and tablet computers; Wi-Fi hotspots; modems; routers; and broadband connectivity purchases for off-campus use by students, school staff, and library patrons. The initial 45-day application window will be open from June 29, 2021 – August 13, 2021.

This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of the FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund, with plenty of time for Q&A, so be prepared with any questions you have about this new program.

Presenter: Christa Porter, Library Development Director, Nebraska Library Commission.

The Nebraska Library Commission uses the GoToWebinar online meeting service. GoToWebinar login instructions are sent to registered attendees after registration for a session has closed. Please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones.  
 

Class Format
Online
Date Time
6/24/2021 10:30am - 12pm  (Central Time)
Cost
No Charge
Presenter
Christa Porter
CE Hours
1.5
Capacity Available Seats
1000 978
Registration Starts Registration Ends
6/15/2021 6/23/2021
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Porter
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
christa.porter@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Library Commission
Registration
Registration Closed