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October 1, 2021

Barragán Announces Help for Local Schools and Libraries to Boost Broadband

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán announced that schools and libraries can apply for additional funding from the American Rescue Plan to increase broadband services now through October 13th. Local schools and libraries can learn more about eligibility and apply here.

California schools and libraries have already applied for more than $812 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 California to request additional funds now through October 13th.

Funding for the Emergency Connectivity Fund was made possible by the American Rescue Plan Barragán helped pass earlier this year.

“Now, more than ever, reliable broadband is essential for learning,” said Congresswoman Barragán. “I strongly encourage schools and libraries in Los Angeles County to take advantage of this program to provide our students with the tools they need for success.”

Click here to learn more about the FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund. 

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Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington. She serves as chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Border Security.