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6 Steps to Navigating the E-Rate Application Process

navigating the e-rate process

From Competitive Bidding to Invoicing The E-Rate program, established to bridge the digital divide in education, provides funding for eligible schools, libraries, and other institutions to acquire essential telecommunications and internet services. This program operates through a structured application process that encompasses six key steps: Competitive Bidding, Selecting a Service Provider, Applying for Discounts, Application […]

What is E-Rate? Everything You Need to Know

What is e-rate?

E-Rate, also known as the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, is a federal program in the United States that provides discounts on telecommunications and internet services to eligible schools and libraries. The program was established as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), under the oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

FCC Proposes New Funding Initiative for K–12 Cybersecurity

FCC Proproses New Cybersecurity Funding for K-12 Schools

The Federal Communications Commission’s chairwoman states that the program, valued at $200 million over three years, will operate independently from E-rate funding. FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has recently unveiled a proposition for a pilot program spanning three years and amounting to $200 million. This initiative aims to provide funding for the integration of cybersecurity technologies […]

Keep Accurate and Organized Records Using an E-Rate Binder

When applying for E-rate funding, it is important to keep accurate and organized records of all your E-rate-related activities. One of the best ways to do this is to create an E-rate binder that contains all the necessary documentation for compliance with the program’s rules and regulations. Here are some items that you should consider […]

What to Do After Filing Form 470 for E-rate Funding: A Comprehensive Guide

Applying for E-rate funding is a crucial step for schools and libraries that need financial assistance to support their technology and telecommunications needs. However, many people are not fully aware of what to do after submitting their Form 470. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide on the steps to take when applying […]