JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) – Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) On Friday announced that schools and libraries can apply for additional funding from the American Rescue Plan to increase broadband services through Wednesday October 13.
Mississippi has already requested $ 21,104,090.16 million from the Emergency Connectivity Fund during the first application period this summer. The FCC plans to grant the entire application pending a final review of these applications. Now, due to high interest in the program and additional funds still available, the FCC has opened a second application window for Mississippi to apply for additional funds until October 13.
Funding for the Emergency Connectivity Fund was made possible by the American Rescue Plan. Congressman Thompson helped pass earlier this year.
“Now more than ever, reliable broadband is essential for learning,” said Thompson. “I strongly encourage local schools and libraries to take advantage of this program to provide our students with the tools they need to be successful.
Click here to learn more about the FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund.