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Who Is Eligible to Apply for E-rate Funding?
Eligible applicants include public and most nonprofit K-12 schools as well as all public and private libraries.
Have You Taken Advantage of Your E-rate Funding?
We are now in the third year of Second E-rate Modernization Order, and many schools still haven’t taken advantage of the increased funding and discounts available. E-rate 2.0 means increased funding to $3.9 billion and providing services and technologies to help propel schools and districts into the 21st century.
Filing on a timely manner is key for all eligible applicants to receiving funding, especially if done early. There are perks to filing early, too. If files are done early and correctly, your school or district could receive funding in the first wave of approvals.
What Services Are Eligible?
In summary, the Eligible Services List contains two categories of funding:
- Data Transmission Services and Internet Access
- Voice Services
- Internal Connections
- Managed Internal Broadband Services
- Basic Maintenance of Internal Networks
Get Started Today
Start the application process today and get funding for your school.
Competitive Bidding—Begin the process by requesting bids from service providers. Your RFP and Form 470 will be posted for 28 days’ minimum (the competitive bidding period), during which time service providers will send you pricing bids.
Selecting Service Providers
Selecting Service Providers—After you close your competitive bidding process, you can evaluate the bids received and choose the bid that is the most cost-effective.
Applying for Discounts
Applying for Discounts—After you’ve chosen your provider, you’ll apply for funding using Form 471. Make sure to submit during the specified filing window.
Application Review—After you file and certify an FCC Form 471 within the filing window, Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) reviewers at USAC check the information on your form for completeness and accuracy and may have additional questions for you to answer.
Starting Services—Submit Form 486 after you’ve received your funding decision commitment letter (FDCL). Form 486 confirms that services have started and allows you to certify to the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
Invoicing—After USAC has processed your FCC Form 486, you or your service provider can begin the process of invoicing USAC for the discount share of the approved eligible services, using either SPI or BEAR method.
How We Can Help
Integrated IT Group has worked with clients to take advantage of E-rate funding. Our team has the experience and knowledge you need to secure these funds, and provide the solutions you need to transform you school into the digital/information age.
Why We’re Different
Whether you require a fully managed solution, staff augmentation or simple desktop help, we can accommodate your IT needs. But that’s not what makes us different. We’re different because we seek to form relationships with our clients, and strive to go beyond being just a vendor to becoming a valued partner. We’ll take the time to get to know you, your staff and your district to develop the very best plan for you.
Integrated IT Group offers the following tools to help you with your school. Feel free to use any of the tools below to help you with securing the funds you need for your school.