School and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund<br />E- Rate and GISD Technology Plan<br />
Introduction to the E-Rate Program<br />E – Rate Funding<br />The Application Process<br />The GISD Technology Plan Overvi...
Program administered by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (SAC) und...
Requested under 4 Categories: <br />E – Rate Funding<br />
Discounts for support depend on the level of poverty and the urban or rural status of the population served. <br />Eligibl...
A step-by-step process that includes the following actions:<br />Determine Eligibility<br />Develop a Technology Plan<br /...
GISD Technology Plan<br />
Encompasses cost effective creative ways to use new and emerging technologies to meet district objectives.<br />The plan a...
Includes an ongoing system of annual technology assessments and feedback. <br />Uses data compiled from the Texas STaR cha...
E- Rate and GISD<br />Upon Approval districts will receive:<br />A Funding Decision<br />Begin Receipt of Services<br />
E – Rate Program<br />National program that ensures discounts for eligible telecommunications and internet services.<br />...
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School and Libraries Program of the Universal Service

  1. 1. School and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund<br />E- Rate and GISD Technology Plan<br />
  2. 2. Introduction to the E-Rate Program<br />E – Rate Funding<br />The Application Process<br />The GISD Technology Plan Overview<br />Conclusion<br />Agenda<br />
  3. 3. Program administered by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (SAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).<br />Designed to ensure access to modern telecommunications and internet services for eligible schools.<br />Provides discounts of 20 – 90% for eligible services.<br />Intro: What is E-Rate?<br />
  4. 4. Requested under 4 Categories: <br />E – Rate Funding<br />
  5. 5. Discounts for support depend on the level of poverty and the urban or rural status of the population served. <br />Eligible schools, districts and libraries may apply individually or as part of a group.<br />E – Rate Funding Continued<br />
  6. 6. A step-by-step process that includes the following actions:<br />Determine Eligibility<br />Develop a Technology Plan<br />Open a Competitive Bidding Process<br />Select a Service Provider<br />Calculate the discount<br />Determine Your Eligibility Status<br />Submit your Application<br />The Application Process<br />
  7. 7. GISD Technology Plan<br />
  8. 8. Encompasses cost effective creative ways to use new and emerging technologies to meet district objectives.<br />The plan addresses crucial technology goals and objectives, including leadership, learning, infrastructure, security, and communication.<br />Includes a significant budget which mainly comes from local funds (bond and maintenance and operations.)<br />GISD Technology Plan<br />
  9. 9. Includes an ongoing system of annual technology assessments and feedback. <br />Uses data compiled from the Texas STaR chart and district developed systems to drive technological decisions.<br />GISD Technology Plan Cont.<br />
  10. 10. E- Rate and GISD<br />Upon Approval districts will receive:<br />A Funding Decision<br />Begin Receipt of Services<br />
  11. 11. E – Rate Program<br />National program that ensures discounts for eligible telecommunications and internet services.<br />http://www.usac.org/sl/applicants/step11/<br />The GISD Technology Plan<br />Cost effective, assessment-focused, plan that addresses district long and short term technology goals. <br />Conclusion/Recap<br />
  12. 12. Are their any questions?<br />

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