On February 26, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice to remind entities currently certified by the FCC to participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), as well as other entities interested in participating in the program, that applications are due for the next 5-year certification cycle by June 30, 2021. The next certification cycle runs from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027.

Links to Public Notice:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/general/national-deaf-blind-equipment-distribution-program
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-241A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-241A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-241A1.txt

For general information about the NDBEDP, visit https://www.fcc.gov/ndbedp. For specific questions, please contact Jacqueline Ellington, Disability Rights Office, FCC, at 202-418-1153 or jackie.ellington@fcc.gov. Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).