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.