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Emergency Connectivity Fund Virtual Application Workshop (Round 2)
October 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Interested in learning more about the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) and its application process?
Join the LTC’s Mindy Fiscus, Illinois’ Digital Access Coordinator, for a virtual workshop taking you step-by-step through the ECF application process. Along the way, you’ll learn the full scope of potential ECF uses, including for both schools and libraries that have identified an unmet need for devices and connectivity options that support remote learning and closing the homework gap.
Tune in to learn how your district can take full advantage of these newly-released federal funds during the upcoming school year!
For more information about the ECF program, visit the LTC Connectivity and E-Rate homepage or https://www.emergencyconnectivityfund.org/
NOTE: This workshop will focus on the recently-announced 2nd round of ECF funding, which will open on September 28, 2021, and run through October 13, 2021. More information on this new round of ECF funding can be found on the LTC’s “E-Rate and Connectivity” page or on the FCC website.
Mindy Fiscus is the Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center. She has 20 years of educational technology experience in IL. In her current role, she also serves as one of the IL State E-rate Coordinators, board member and IL representative to the State Technology Directors’ Association. She supports districts with the application process for E-rate, a federal program focused on providing cost-effective internet access and network equipment for schools and libraries. She also supports state and federal initiatives related to implementing personalized, research-based digital learning strategies and identifying exemplary sources of digital content. Mindy serves as a member of the Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative, a partnership with ISBE, DoIT and the IL Governor’s office. She works out of the ROE 12 office in Robinson, IL.