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ECF - 2022 emergency Connectivity Funding

FCC Announces 3rd Application Window in the Emergency Connectivity Fund for Eligible Schools & Libraries

Application Window Opens on April 28th and Closes on May 13th

The FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is a $7.17 billion program that will help schools and libraries provide the tools and services their communities need for remote learning during the COVID-19 emergency period. 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.

As an E-rate approved vendor, IKON can service all of your ECF needs, including:

  • Purchase and deployment of laptops, tablets, and Chromebooks
  • Purchase of hotspot devices with Internet connectivity

IKON can also provide insurance coverage on both existing and new devices – including Chromebooks, tablets, and laptops. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

How It Works

  • A third ECF application filing window will open on April 28, 2022 and close on May 13, 2022.  During this third application filing window, eligible schools, libraries, and consortia of eligible schools and libraries can submit requests for funding to purchase eligible equipment and up to 12 months of services between July 1, 2022 and December 31, 2023.
  • Interested schools and libraries can find more information and apply at

Eligible Entities

Schools, libraries, and consortia of schools and libraries that are eligible for support under the FCC’s E-Rate program, are automatically eligible to request and receive support through the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program. Otherwise, you are still eligible if you are:

  • an elementary or secondary school (including private, charter, and religious schools!)
  • a library
  • a library consortium

However, you are NOT eligible if you are:

  • a for-profit school or library
  • a school with an endowment >$50 million
  • a library with budget that isn’t completely separate from schools
  • a library consortia that isn’t eligible for support under LSTA

Eligible Equipment & Services

  • WiFi-enabled devices, such as Chromebooks, iPads and other laptops or tablets (but NOT desktop computers or mobile devices)
  • Wi-Fi hotspots
  • Modems
  • Routers
  • Broadband connections

Let IKON Help You Get Started

IKON Business Group is focused on providing K-12 schools with customized technology solutions and personalized support. To learn how we can help you take advantage of ECF funds and get connected devices to your students now, give us a call at (212) 334-6481, or CLICK HERE to book a free consultation.