(1) FCC Announces Application Period for NDBEDP Certification for Kentucky and Illinois

On June 10, 2019, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) released a Public Notice inviting applications from entities interested in being certified to distribute equipment under the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), also known as iCanConnect, to eligible individuals in Kentucky and Illinois. CGB will accept applications for this purpose until July 10, 2019.

Links to the Public Notice:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-invites-ndbedp-applications-kentucky-and-illinois
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-543A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-543A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-543A1.txt

(2) FCC Announces 2019-2020 Allocations for the NDBEDP

On June 12, 2019, CGB released a Public Notice announcing the allocations for the NDBEDP for 2019-2020 fund year, which begins July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020. The FCC provides up to $10 million annually for the NDBEDP.

Links to the Public Notice:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/ndbedp-allocations-2019-2020
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-557A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-557A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-557A1.txt

For more information about the NDBEDP, visit http://www.fcc.gov/ndbedp.

For more information about these Public Notices, contact Jackie Ellington, Disability Rights Office (DRO), CGB, at 202-418-1153 or Jackie.Ellington@fcc.gov; or Rosaline Crawford, DRO, CGB, at 202-418-2075 or Rosaline.Crawford@fcc.gov. Individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at 844-432-2275 (videophone). TTY users may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.