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Emergency Connectivity Fund: Things You Need to Know
A California Libraries Learn Webinar
Presenter: Laura Sasaki – Broadband Program Manager and E-rate Coordinator, California State Library
This webinar will give an overview of the FCC's Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) which is intended to help schools and libraries provide the tools and services their communities need for remote learning during the COVID-19 emergency period.
Topics will include:
- Who Is Eligible to Receive Funds
- Equipment and Services Covered
- How to Apply for Funding
- Answers to Concerns and Questions from the Library Community
Background: The Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is a $7.17 billion program that will provide funding to schools and libraries for the reasonable costs of laptop and tablet computers, Wi-Fi hotspots, routers, modems, and broadband Internet connections for use by students, school staff, and library patrons at locations that include locations other than a school or library. Funding is limited to students, school staff, and library patrons who would otherwise lack access to connected devices and broadband Internet services sufficient to engage in remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This event is sponsored by California Libraries Learn. California Libraries Learn (CALL) is a collaborative project of the California Library Association and the California State Library, and is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.