Emergency Connectivity Funds (ECF) are Available to Florida Schools Now. Make Sure Your Students Benefit.
Federal Emergency Connectivity funds are available to schools in Florida and throughout the US to address learning gaps created by COVID-19.
UPDATE: Application window for ECF will be open April 28th-May 13, 2022. Apply here.
What is the 2022 Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program?
The shift to virtual learning forced by COVID-19 greatly exacerbated the homework gap–the unfair advantage of students with internet access at home over students without internet access.
The Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program seeks to close the gap by providing funding for things like Chromebooks, laptops, tablet computers, Wi-Fi hotspots, routers, and broadband connectivity equipment for off-campus use by students and staff.
ECF funding can be allocated toward devices that will be used in home or both home and school settings for educational purposes.
In 2021, the ECF Program offered schools two periods to submit applications for funding. The third application period will be from from April 28 – May 13, 2022.
Have Questions About What Qualifies for Funding or How to Take Advantage of the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program?
Check out this excellent FAQ list put together by our friends at Trafera.
How Does My School Apply for Emergency Connectivity Funds?
Ready to take advantage? Visit https://www.emergencyconnectivityfund.org/ for application instructions OR just reach out to i-Tech. We want to help your Florida School secure Emergency Connectivity Funds. i-Tech can assist with both the application process and the acquisition of devices through funds received…at no cost to our schools. Just fill out this form and we will be in touch.