Special Workshop: E-rate Emergency Connectivity Fund
The Federal Communications Commission recently announced the rules to apply for the E-rate Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF), an historic opportunity for schools and libraries to connect students and patrons to home broadband. Unlike traditional E-rate funding, the $7 billion ECF program will allow schools and libraries to pay for off-campus connectivity and internet-enabled devices, such as laptops and tablets. Any school or library seeking funding from this program will need to digest a host of new rules in a flash due to the very tight application window. The SHLB Coalition’s ECF workshop will provide schools, libraries, and vendors with the essential strategies and information needed to submit successful funding applications.
|1:00 p.m. ET||
Welcome and Introductions
|1:15 p.m. ET||Overview of ECF Legislation
|1:25 p.m. ET||
Overview of ECF FCC Order
|2:10 p.m. ET||Breakout Sessions|
|School Speakers||Library Speakers||Vendor Speakers|
|Each breakout session covers the most pertinent topics for the respective audience to know, and includes a 20-minute Q&A section.|
|3:35 p.m. ET||Closing Plenary Session|
*Agenda is tentative, and therefore subject to change.
Includes access to live session, digital materials, and post-event recording.
$99 - Schools, libraries, nonprofit organizations, and consultants representing applicants.
$199 - For-profit vendors, including broadband service and equipment providers, and consultants representing vendors.
SHLB members are eligible for a 25 percent discount on registration.