E-Rate Technical Assistance Program

Manage the Cost of Connectivity

The E-Rate Technical Assistance Program is available to eligible K-12 schools and public libraries, providing affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services. This federal program, formally known as the Universal Service Fund for Schools and Libraries is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), and provides discounts on telecommunications, Internet access service costs and internal connections.

The E-Rate program has provided more than $1 billion to Ohio schools and libraries for their telecommunications and Internet services, as well as internal connections equipment and basic maintenance costs.

Join the E-Rate Community
The Ohio Department of Education supports communication between the members of the Ohio E-Rate community through electronic communication. To ensure you receive the most up-to-date E-Rate information, subscribe to the E-Rate Announcement List by sending an email to join-erate@list.em.ohio.gov.
To unsubscribe from the E-Rate list, send a blank email to leave-erate@list.em.ohio.gov.


Winter E-Rate Training Opportunities

Lorrie Germann, State E-Rate Coordinator with the Ohio Department of Education, will conduct Winter FY2014 E-Rate Workshops.  The E-Rate FY2014 Form 471 workshops will be conducted as a half day session (9:30AM-12:00PM) and will be offered in a face-to-face format at locations around the state, as well as online web conferences, covering the new Form 471 application.  The training will highlight changes to the form, as well as tips and explanations to make the application process a little easier.

 Registration for "Face-to-Face" Sessions

To register to attend any of the "Face-to-Face" sessions, please click on "Click to Register" at your chosen location below and follow the steps at the Eventbrite registration page:

Date Location City Register
1/21/2014 Auglaize County ESC Wapakoneta Click to Register
1/22/2014 Muskingum Valley ESC Zanesville Click to Register

Eastern Gateway Community College -

Pugliese Training Center

Steubenville Click to Register
1/24/2014 Kent Free Library Kent Click to Register

North Coast Council (Formally LEECA)

Elyria Click to Register
2/5/2014 Great Oaks Instructional Resource Center Cincinnati Click to Register
2/6/2014 SEOVEC Athens Click to Register
2/7/2014 Trumbull County ESC Niles Click to Register

Webinar Connections:

To attend one of the webinars, click on the hyperlink "Go to Webconference", on the day you wish to attend:

Date Start Time Web Login Participant PIN Click Link to Connect                              
1/14/2014  9:30 AM 130291777 97453176# Go To Web Conference
1/16/2014  9:30 AM 130291305 35360774# Go To Web Conference
1/22/2014  9:30 AM 130291308 70397852# Go To Web Conference
2/3/2014  9:30 AM 130291309 46709988# Go To Web Conference
2/6/2014  9:30 AM 130291310 82935996# Go To Web Conference



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