NORFOLK, VA — Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced that schools and libraries can apply for additional funding from the American Rescue Plan to increase high-speed internet services through October 13, 2021.
“Our schools and our libraries are anchors of our communities that provide important services free of charge,” Congresswoman Luria said. “I strongly encourage our local schools and libraries across Hampton Roads to take advantage of this program to ensure access to high-speed internet for students and residents.”
Virginia already applied for more than $62 million from the Emergency Connectivity Fund during the first application filing period this summer. The FCC expects to grant up to the full request pending a final review of those applications. Now, due to high interest in the program and additional funding still available, the FCC has opened a second application filing window for Virginia to request additional funds now through October 13.
Funding for the Emergency Connectivity Fund was made possible by the American Rescue Plan Congresswoman Luria helped pass earlier this year. Local schools and libraries can learn more about eligibility and apply HERE.
Click here to learn more about the FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund.