The FCC’s E-Rate program provides discounts for internet access and internal connections from the Universal Service Fund.  Northern Indiana ESC has offered member districts the opportunity to benefit from consulting and filing services from individuals with educational technology experience, e-rate planning and training on USAC’s filing process and requirements.  Contact Darlene Kennedy for more information at dkennedy@niesc.k12.in.us

NWIESC E-Rate Filing Services Include

  • Updates on Category 1 & 2 eligible equipment & services listing
  • Information on FCC & USAC guidelines and processes
  • Project consultation
  • Complete E-Rate category 1 & 2 form filings and response to inquiries
  • Documentation retention 

2020-2021 E-Rate Facts

  • NWIESC filed for over $500,000 in funding for member districts
  • 2021-2022 starts a new 5-year funding period
    • Category 2 funding will be district wide, no longer by building
    • Equipment may move as needed without a waiting period
    • Funding available will not decrease if your ADM count decreases
    • Funding available could increase if your ADM count increases

Helpful E-Rate Resources