• E-Rate Services
    erate-bauer-logo NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101's E-rate program provides a service that most districts will find beneficial. Assistance is offered for planning, training, on-line filing and reimbursement request for funds. This service will provide revenue for school districts which can directly enhance educational benefits for students.
     
    Goal Statement
    Our mission is to assure that school districts annually apply and receive funding and/or discounts for eligible telecommunications, Internet access and internal connection services. We offer assistance with completing the application process to assure funding for K-12 public and private school districts.
     
    What is E-rate?
    The Universal Service Fund for Schools and Libraries, or E-rate, provides discounted services on telecommunications, internet access and internal connections for all public and private schools, and libraries. The Universal Service Program is administered by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD).
     
    The E-rate program provides discounts of 20-90% on the cost of eligible services. Discounts are based on the number of students eligible for the National Free and Reduced Lunch Program and the location of the organization (rural or urban). The discounts are paid directly to the companies that provide schools and libraries with these technology services. In turn, the school or library receives a discounted bill or a reimbursement. The program may be funded up to a cap of $2.25 billion annually. A funding year begins on July 1st, and ends on the following June 30.
     
    There are three required forms (470, 471, 486) and two possible forms (472, 500):
    • The process begins with the filing of a Form 470 (Request for Competitive Bid).
    • Followed by the Form 471 (Request for Discount).
    • Form 486 is submitted to verify that the applicant has received services as promised by the service provider.
    • A BEAR Form (Form 472) may be used to request reimbursement for costs for services paid in full.
    • Form 500 is used to notify the SLD of certain changes.

    How Can NEWESD 101 Help?
    triangle Management of District E-rate Process
    triangle On-line filing of applications
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    Completion and monitoring of all E-rate processes

    triangle Appeals

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    SPIN Changes
    triangle Eligible services
    triangle Eligible service providers
    triangle Eligible entities
    triangle Internal record keeping system
    triangle Filing 486, 472, and 500 forms
    triangle General information to vendors
    triangle Assistance with forms
    triangle Assistance with audits and appeals
    triangle Problem resolution and program integrity issues
    triangle Training
     
    Contact

    shirley-bauer-pic Dr. Shirley Bauer
    Educational Service District 101
    4202 South Regal
    Spokane, WA 99223-7738
    (509) 323-2787
    (605) 348-3302
    Fax (605) 348-4741
    Cell (605) 484-0136
    sbauer@esd101.net
  • E-rate News & Updates

    E-rate Modernization Order Section Added to USAC Website
    On July 11, the Federal Communications Commission adopted the E-rate Modernization Order [PDF] that will expand Wi-Fi networks in schools and libraries across America while ensuring that support continues for broadband connectivity. USAC has created a separate section of its website devoted exclusively to this Report and Order. We suggest that you check this section and the other pages relating to the E-rate program often for any newly released documents relating to the Report and Order and for updates to existing ones.
     
    Forms
    Forms, including instruction guides, are available directly from the Universal Service Program website.

    All forms are in the Adobe Acrobat format (PDF) and require the free Acrobat Reader plugin.


    Schools & Libraries News Brief
    The Schools and Libraries Program News Brief will give you information about upcoming funding commitments, tips to help you through the application process, and other timely information. This electronic news brief is issued weekly.



  •  E-rate Service
    Members
    2014-2016
    Almira
    Central Valley
    Cheney
    Chewelah
    Colfax
    Colton
    Columbia
    Colville
    Creston
    Curlew
    Cusick
    Davenport
    Deer Park
    Endicott
    ESD 105
    Evergreen
    Garfield
    Great Northern
    Harrington
    Inchelium
    Keller
    Kettle Falls
    LaCrosse
    Lamont
    Liberty
    Lind

    Loon Lake
    Mary Walker
    Medical Lake

    Nine Mile Falls
    Northport
    NW Christian Edu
    Oakesdale
    Odessa
    Onion Creek
    Orchard Prairie
    Orient
    Palouse
    Pullman
    Reardan
    Republic
    Ritzville
    Riverside
    Skykomish
    Sprague
    St John
    Steptoe
    Summit Valley
    Valley
    Washtucna
    Wellpinit
    West Valley
    Wilbur