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    1. 1. Universal Service Fund E-rate Ensuring That Schools and Libraries Have Access to Affordable Telecommunications and Information Services
    2. 2. Universal Service Fund site <ul><li>Link: </li></ul><ul><li>Overview, forms, tutorials, timelines </li></ul>
    3. 3. Eligible Services <ul><li>Telecommunications Services </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous </li></ul>
    4. 4. Telecommunications Services <ul><li>Eligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>800 service </li></ul><ul><li>Centrex </li></ul><ul><li>Local phone service </li></ul><ul><li>Long distance telephone service </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless telephone services </li></ul><ul><li>Inside wire maintenance plan </li></ul><ul><li>Ineligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Broadcast Satellite </li></ul><ul><li>Costs for directory listings/advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Payphone telephone service </li></ul><ul><li>Reverse directory assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Internet2 membership dues </li></ul>
    5. 5. Internet Access <ul><li>Eligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning/video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail service </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Web hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Ineligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>Web content </li></ul><ul><li>Site creation </li></ul><ul><li>Internet 2 fees </li></ul><ul><li>Dark fiber service </li></ul><ul><li>Content filtering </li></ul><ul><li>Web casting </li></ul>
    6. 6. Internal Connections <ul><li>Eligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>Cabling/connectors </li></ul><ul><li>Circuit cards/components </li></ul><ul><li>Data distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Data protection </li></ul><ul><li>Gateways </li></ul><ul><li>Servers & NOS </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone & video components </li></ul><ul><li>Ineligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>Public address system </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical system upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>End user hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Fax machines </li></ul>
    7. 7. Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections <ul><li>Eligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>Repair and upkeep of eligible hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Wire and cable maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Basic technical support IFF a component of a maintenance agreement or contract for eligible components </li></ul><ul><li>Configuration changes </li></ul><ul><li>Ineligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>On-site technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Services such as network management and 24-hour network monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Help desks that provide a comprehensive level of support beyond basic maintenance of only eligible components. </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support contracts that are more than basic maintenance. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Miscellaneous <ul><li>Eligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>VoIP </li></ul><ul><li>Change fees and shipping charges </li></ul><ul><li>Voice mail services </li></ul><ul><li>Ineligible Services </li></ul><ul><li>Interest charges </li></ul><ul><li>Late fees </li></ul><ul><li>Network architecture design. </li></ul><ul><li>Development of technology plans </li></ul><ul><li>Labor costs for school and library personnel </li></ul><ul><li>End-user training </li></ul><ul><li>Construction costs </li></ul>
    9. 9. E-Rate Discount on Eligible Services 90% 90% 75% to 100% 80% 80% 50% to 74% 70% 60% 35% to 49% 60% 50% 20% to 34% 50% 40% 1% to 19% 25% 20% Less than 1% ... and you are in an RURAL area, your discount is… and you are in an URBAN area, your discount is ... If the % of students in the school who qualify for free or reduced price lunch is ...
    10. 10. Funding Alternatives Ideas for Today and Tomorrow
    11. 11. 2006 Wisconsin Giving Grant Dollars by Area
    12. 12. Wisconsin cooperating funding collections <ul><li>Marquette University's Funding Information Center </li></ul><ul><li>Grants Information Collection at UW -Madison </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Collection at UW-Stevens Point </li></ul><ul><li>L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire </li></ul>
    13. 13. Core Collection Resources <ul><li>Foundation Directory 1 & 2, and supplement </li></ul><ul><li>Guide to U. S. Foundations, Their Trustees </li></ul><ul><li>The Foundation 1000 Officers, and Donors </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Giving Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Grants Index </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation Grants Index Quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>National Directory of Corporate Giving </li></ul><ul><li>User-Friendly Guide Guide to Grantseeking on the web </li></ul>
    14. 14. Marquette University's Funding Information Center <ul><li>One of 300+ national cooperating collections of the Foundation Center in New York City </li></ul><ul><li>Free and open to the public. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a photo id with you to register for a Raynor Library day pass. </li></ul>
    15. 15. MU Funding Center Orientations <ul><li>90 minute group orientations are held twice a month and begin at 10:00 am. </li></ul><ul><li>You must register to attend a session. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(414) 288-1515 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>types of resources that you will find at the Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to identify and research prospective funders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to update your records on grantmakers. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March orientations March 12 and March 26 </li></ul>
    16. 16. Grantstation <ul><li>Link: </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>March 10 - Getting Started: Grant Writing Basics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>March 17 - Developing a Powerful Need Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to Increase Office Productivity Using Free Software (eight-part online series) </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Link: </li></ul><ul><li>List of foundations by name </li></ul>
    18. 18. Community Foundation Locator <ul><li>Link: </li></ul><ul><li>2,100 grantmaking </li></ul><ul><li>foundations and </li></ul><ul><li>corporations </li></ul>
    19. 19. Common Grant Application <ul><li>Link: </li></ul><ul><li>Print and fillable form </li></ul><ul><li>Grantwriting tips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Choosing the Appropriate Grantmaker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Letter of Inquiry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. The Proposal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Follow-up Grantwriting Assistance </li></ul></ul>