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Mid-Michigan Library League

Emergency Connectivity Fund

ECF Resources:

Federal Communications Commission - Emergency Connectivity Fund FAQs (https://www.fcc.gov/emergency-connectivity-fund-faqs

American Library Association - Summary of the FCC’s Order on the Emergency Connectivity Fund (https://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/telecom/erate/ALA%20Summary%20of%20ECF%20Order_5.19.21.pdf

American Library Association - The Emergency Connectivity Fund, E-rate, and CIPA Compliance (https://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/telecom/broadband/CIPA%20Compliance%20Scenarios%20in%20ECF_final_6.8.21.pdf

American Library Association - Emergency Connectivity Fund - Information for Libraries (https://www.ala.org/advocacy/ECF

Public Library Association - Non-Traditional Circulating Materials (https://www.ala.org/pla/resources/tools/circulation-technical-services/nontraditional-circulating-materials) and Hotspot Playbook (https://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/digitallead/hotspot-playbook

ECF Google Drive DocumentsThere are several files in our MMLL Google Drive in the Emergency Connectivity Fund folder.  There are inventory spreadsheets, signout form suggestions, helpful emails in pdf, Deep Freeze info, etc.  ~CLICK HERE~ (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1q478cDUe7oHiwN4FT1TKdYE6szw1MkXE?usp=sharing

ECF CIPA compliance chart

ECF-funded devices should be filtered for three years, or as long as they are in service. If a device goes out of service, because it is broken or end of life, the library will want to mark it as such in their asset inventory.

***NEW: Web Filter Types and Options, compiled by E-Rate Central 

Compliance With the Emergency Connectivity Fund: Library’s Acceptable Use Policy and Patron Certification of Need

Example of ECF AUP language:
The library has received funding from the federal Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) to purchase [insert what was purchased. E.g., hotspots, tablets, internet access, etc.]. Any ECF supported equipment and services can only be provided to patrons who declare they do not have access to the equipment or services sufficient to access the internet.
Example of patron ECF certification language:
The equipment and services funded by the federal Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) can only be provided to patrons who declare they do not have access to the equipment or services sufficient to access the internet. By signing this statement, I declare I do not have access to such equipment or services.

_________________________ _______________
Patron signature                              Date

 

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