The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (USF), known as "E-Rate," administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the FCC, provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the US to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access.
The district provides professional development opportunities through workshops and classes that address specific Technology Applications TEKS responsibilities by grade level and additional district courses created by district personnel.
Wait at least 28 days after the posting of Form 470 on USAC's website before executing any contracts, selecting a service provider, or signing and submitting the Services Ordered and Certification Form (Form 471).
Applicants and service providers must meet all Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and state contract requirements.
Discount Matrix used to determine the correct discount level for an individual school or library outlet.
INCOME Measured by % of students eligible for the National School Lunch Program URBAN LOCATION Discount RURAL LOCATION Discount If the % of students in your school that qualifies for the National School Lunch Program is... ...and you are in an URBAN area, your discount will be... ...and you are in a RURAL area, your discount will be... Less than 1% 20% 25% 1% to 19% 40% 50% 20% to 34% 50% 60% 35% to 49% 60% 70% 50% to 74% 80% 80% 75% to 100% 90% 90%
Eligible Services Eligibility is based on criteria established by statute and FCC rules, and applicants may request discounts in the areas of Telecommunications Services, Internet Access, Internal Connections, Basic Maintenance of Internal connections.
Maintenance and Technical Support of Internal Connections
Application Submission The Services Ordered and Certification Form (Form 471) is used to assure that schools and libraries receive appropriate USF support, comply with eligibility requirements, and take steps to use the supported services effectively.