FCC Commits Another $240 Million in Emergency Connectivity Fund Support to Connect Students, Schools and Libraries

January 25, 2022

Today, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) announced the commitment of $240 million in its eighth wave of the Emergency Connectivity Fund program support. This funding is critical to keeping students connected for coursework and online educational resources, benefiting 12 million students across the nation and helping to close the homework gap.

AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech serves on the USAC Board, which oversees the administration of the E-Rate and ECF programs. As part of the USAC Board meeting this week, Dan was reappointed as chair of the schools and libraries subcommittee. Coming out of this week's meeting, he is committed to working with USAC and FCC leadership to ensure quick release of the remaining ECF funds so schools can put them to immediate use.