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Fri, July 23, 2021

Spread the Word – YOU Can Help Solve the Digital Divide

The federal government has released 7 billion dollars in Emergency Connectivity Funding (ECF) for home computers and internet for students. It was just announced during summer, most smaller schools do not know about it, and schools need to apply during summer vacation — deadline August 13.

ECF is getting administered through the E-rate program, however they changed the rules and now all schools qualify. We need to tell schools that they can apply even if they didn’t previously qualify for E-rate. 

The application requires schools to state the need for home connectivity. Digital Wish has a free needs analysis survey for schools. A single-link survey can be sent through the Emergency Parent Notification System (used for snow days) to collect data while school is out.

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