ECF Window 2 Application Summary Data

November 1, 2021

Attached: ECF PA Window 2 FRN Line Items

~ Funding available for all applications ~

The official dataset of what was requested in the ECF Filing Window 2 has been released and I am pleased to report that demand in the second ECF window is $1.3 billion – below the total available funding of $2 billion.  This means there is enough ECF funding available to cover all eligible applications filed in both Window 1 and Window 2.  It is not yet clear what the FCC will decide to do with the remaining $700 million, but I would be surprised if they decided to open a 3rd Window for the FY 2021 funding year.

Attached is a spreadsheet showing all of the equipment and services requested in Window 2, where each row represents a single FRN Line Item.  This data does not show funding commitments – just what ECF funding was requested in the second filing window.  ECF funding waves appear to be released about every two weeks.

Helpful ECF Docs: 

– Don’t forget to obtain the signed Statements of Unmet Needs when you distribute the equipment:  http://e-ratepa.org/?p=33555

– If you’ve received your ECF funding commitment letter, have already purchased the equipment, and will be seeking reimbursement from ECF, be sure to review the ECF BEAR Reimbursement Guide: http://e-ratepa.org/?p=33655.

Here is the summary breakdown of PA applications submitted in Window 2 (to see details of what was requested in ECF Window 1, see http://e-ratepa.org/?p=33607).

  Window 1 Window 2 TOTAL
Total $ Requested $99,748,595.39 $32,342,684.15
$132,091,279.54
    Total Equipment $ Requested $62,970,850 $13,809,943.70
$76,780,793.70
    Total Services $ Requested $36,777,744 $18,532,740.45
$55,310,484.45
# Laptops/Tablets Requested 200,851 40,226 241,077
# Wi-Fi Hotspots (equipment) Requested 22,993 2,452 25,445
    # Mobile Broadband Service Plans Requested 65,189 420 65,609
Network Buildout $ Requested to Unserved Homes $18,878,447 $16,244,396.14 $35,122,843.14
    # of Applicants Requesting Network Building $ 12 9 21
# Applicants Total 317 117 434
    School Districts 185 63 248
    CTCs 6 1 7
    IUs 7 4 11
    Charter Schools 36 11 47
    Non-Public Schools 54 25 79
    Libraries 29 13 42
# of Unique Entities that Applied in Window 1 or 2 274

If you have any questions about Window 2 data, please let me know.

– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell
Pennsylvania E-rate Coordinator
717-730-7133 – o
jtschell@comcast.net
www.e-ratepa.org

 

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