E-rate is a time and paper intensive federal reimbursement program that requires strict adherence to program rules. Here are a few major points regarding the program:
- Eligible schools and libraries receive a 20-90% reimbursement on their telecommunications expenses.
- Discount percentages are based on Free and Reduced lunch eligibility figures.
- Includes recurring services such as local and long distance telephone, Internet access, cellular and paging services.
- Includes one-time charges associated with internal connections requests such as network upgrades, new telephone systems, etc.
For more information please refer to the Schools & Libraries Division web site at www.sl.universalservice.org or contact O’Neal Consulting at info@OCerate.com.