FCC Commits Another $240M in Emergency Connectivity Funding – including MN locations

From the FCC

The Federal Communications Commission today

announced that it is committing $240,888,016 in its eighth wave of Emergency Connectivity Fund program support.  The funding commitments will support over 600,000 students and provide funding for 693 schools, 55 libraries and 8 consortia in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the District of Columbia.  The institutions are approved to receive nearly 683,000 connected devices and 182,000 broadband connections.  Since its June 2021 launch, the program has committed over $4.4 billion supporting all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the District of Columbia.

“In a little over six months, this program has helped over 12 million students across the nation get the digital tools they need to connect with teachers and online educational resources,” said Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.  “This program is an important part of closing the Homework Gap, and connecting library patrons across the country.”

The funding can be used to support off-campus learning, such as nightly homework, to ensure students across the country have the necessary support to keep up with their education.  Total commitments to date are supporting over 10,500 schools, 860 libraries, and nearly 120 consortia for nearly 9.6 million connected devices and nearly 4.9 million broadband connections.  Today’s announcement includes over $98 million in commitments from Window 1 applications and over $142 million in commitments from Window 2 applications.

Here are the Minnesota folks who got money in this latest round:

  • Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
  • KATO PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
  • ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT 514
  • Great Oaks Academy
  • Gateway STEM Academy
  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST SCHOOL
  • INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DIST 287
  • SEVEN HILLS PREPARATORY ACADEMY 4159-07
  • SAGE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 4087-07
  • COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE 4181-07
  • NEW CENTURY SCHOOL 4240-07
  • THE JOURNEY SCHOOL 4258-07
  • CONCORDIA ACADEMY
  • ST PASCAL REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
  • COMMUNITY OF PEACE ACAD-4015
  • MINNESOTA INTERNSHIP CENTER CHARTER SCHOOL
  • FRIDLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT 14
  • NEW MILLENNIUM ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 4143-07
  • STRIDE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 4142-07
  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER SCHOOL
  • ST. JOSEPH 0110-31-001
  • ALEXANDRIA SCHOOL DISTRICT 206
  • OSAKIS SCHOOL DISTRICT 213
  • MINN NEW COUNTRY SCH-DIST 4007
  • BRECKENRIDGE SCHOOL DIST 846
  • NEW YORK MILLS ISD #553
  • ASHBY SCHOOL
  • ST. AGNES
  • United Community Action Partnership, Inc.
  • WARREN-ALVARADO-OSLO S D 2176
  • GREENBUSH-MIDDLE RIVER SD 2683
  • ROTHSAY PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST 850
  • PELICAN RAPIDS SCHOOL DIST 548
  • BARNESVILLE SCHOOL DIST 146
  • ST MICHAEL’S SCHOOL
  • ST MARY’S SCHOOL
  • CHISAGO LAKES SCHOOL DIST 2144
  • KELLIHER SCHOOL DISTRICT 36
  • ESKO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 99
  • CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT 911
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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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