Deadline Looms on $5 Billion in Funding for Schools & Claris Steps Up to Help Close the Homework Gap

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New Contributor III

Greetings, Jamf Nation!

Those of you in the US, are you aware of the FCC’s $7 Billion Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) and the two eligibility windows for schools and libraries to apply for funds for devices and connectivity? If you aren't, you can find out everything you need on the FCC site here. Additional FAQs are available here.

To help automate the onerous task of collecting, storing and retaining the device, data, and documentation laid out in the requirements of the program, Claris has announced the availability of ECF Records Manager, a purpose-built app created by Claris Platinum Partner, iSolutions. This tool works with Jamf Pro and Jamf School* and vastly eases the burden for you to take advantage of these funds.

The second window of eligibility closes on October 13. There's no official word yet on whether or not there will be a third window. To learn more about Claris' ECF Records Manager, you can review the announcement here, or check out this quick video. Reach out to your Jamf account executive if you have any questions!

* Works with a CSV file upload.

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Mike Lawrence
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