FCC Announces Over $244 Million In Emergency Connectivity Funding

The Federal Communications Commission is committing over $244 million in Emergency Connectivity Fund program support, helping to close the Homework Gap. The funding supports applications from the program’s third filing window which ran from April 28, 2022 until May 13, 2022, and will provide support in the upcoming 2022-2023 school year for 259 schools, 24 libraries, and 1 consortium across the country, including for students in California, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Virginia. The FCC also announced $18 million in funding from two previous application windows, bringing the total funding committed to date to $5.1 billion. Of the $5.1 billion funding commitments approved to date, $4.1 billion is supporting applications from Window 1, $818 million from Window 2; and $244 million from Window 3. To date, the program has helped over 12.7 million students, supporting approximately 10,000 schools, 900 libraries, and 100 consortia, and providing over 11 million connected devices and 5 million broadband connections.

FCC Announces Over $244 Million In Emergency Connectivity Funding For Schools And Libraries To Help Close The Homework Gap