SLP "E-Rate"

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  • Priority One - all eligible telecommunications and Internet access services are fully funded firstPriority Two – eligible for internal connections and basic maintenance (those with highest discount levels receive next priority)
  • After eligibility service providers, school and library applicants may submit invoices for Universal Service Fund (USF) support.Applicants are required to pay the non-discount portion of the cost of the goods and services
  • SLP "E-Rate"

    1. 1. Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service FundE-Rate<br />Presented By<br />E. Reyes<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br /><ul><li>“E-Rate” key players
    3. 3. Plan overview
    4. 4. Key steps in the process
    5. 5. Sutton Elementary Technology plan</li></ul>Technology plan goals<br />Areas to improve<br />
    6. 6. What is “E-Rate” key players?<br />FCC (Federal Communications Commission) provides direction<br />USAC (Universal Service Administrative Company) administers the Universal Service Fund<br />SLD (Schools & Libraries Division) administers the E-rate program<br />
    7. 7. E-Rate Plan Overview<br /><ul><li>Government Program
    8. 8. Provides funds to schools and libraries
    9. 9. Makes telecommunication and internet access more affordable
    10. 10. Focus on K – 12 grades</li></li></ul><li>Key steps in the process <br />Determine Eligibility<br /><ul><li>K-12 non-profit organizations
    11. 11. Libraries must comply with “Library Services and Technology Act (Pub. L. 104-208)”
    12. 12. Develop a Technology Plan
    13. 13. how information technology and telecommunications infrastructure will be used
    14. 14. should cover the entire funding year but not more than three years</li></li></ul><li>Bidding Process<br /><ul><li>file Form 470 each funding year
    15. 15. Go through the bidding process, then sign a contract with a vendor (if contracted service)</li></ul>Select the Most Cost-Effective Service Provider<br /><ul><li>Comply with bid evaluation matrix
    16. 16. File Form 471 (If Services</li></li></ul><li>Calculate the Discount Level<br />
    17. 17. Determine the Eligible Services<br /><ul><li>Four categories of eligible services and Two priorities
    18. 18. Priority One (Telecommunications Services & Internet Access)
    19. 19. Priority Two (Internal Connections & Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections)</li></ul>Submit Application<br /><ul><li>Services Ordered and Certification Form submit Form 471 ( follow deadlines)</li></li></ul><li>Application Review<br /><ul><li>Comply with certification review and deadlines</li></ul>Receive Your Funding Decision<br /><ul><li> Funding are issued in "waves," or regular cycles
    20. 20. All certified must follow FCC rules of priority </li></ul>Priority One<br />Priority Two<br />
    21. 21. Begin Receipt of Services<br /><ul><li>Service verify start date of service and submit a Receipt of Service Confirmation Form (Form486).</li></ul>Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)<br />Enforce a policy of Internet safety and certify compliance with CIPA<br />Invoice USAC<br /><ul><li>After eligibility submit invoices for Universal Service Fund (USF) support.
    22. 22. Applicants are required to pay the non-discount portion</li></li></ul><li>Where to Go For Help –Schools & Libraries<br />Hotline 888-203-8100 (push “0” for a representative)<br />Web site www.usac.org/sl<br />
    23. 23. Sutton Elementary’sTechnology plan<br />
    24. 24. Goals<br />Comply with district and state Technology standards<br />Projection for the next 4 years<br />Use the 3 computer labs <br />
    25. 25.
    26. 26. Areas to improve<br />Update the plan and comply with new state Technology Application (TA) standards<br />Professional development on ways to integrate technology into the curriculum<br />Funds for training, update, maintenance and acquisition of new equipment.<br />

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