The FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) helps schools and libraries

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is a $7.171 billion program that will help schools and libraries provide the tools and services their communities need for remote learning. While Westmoreland County itself is not able to apply for these funds, we wanted to make you aware of this opportunity to help provide services to those in need.

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.

The below ECF documents are available to print. For additional information on the program, including Spanish versions of the pdf documents, please visit the ECF webpage at