WELCOME TO THE 2018-2019 E-RATE HUB

E-rate 2.0 is an FCC program intended to help fund telecommunications services and technology in K-12 schools and libraries. The E-rate program focuses on funding just 2 categories: Category 1-Broadband & Internet Access and Category 2-Wi-Fi Infrastructure. We’ll show you how to secure your portion of the up to $3.9 Billion funds available.

E-RATE WEBINAR

Join this webinar and hear from our E-rate expert and learn everything you need to know to navigate the 2019 E-rate funding process and how to claim your share of the $3.9B.

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EDUCATION WI-FI BUYER'S KIT

In this starter kit you learn top considerations for evaluating WLAN solutions. Selecting the right vendor is critical, in this starter kit we’ll help you assess the market and make an informed decision.

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WI-FI EVALUATION CHECKLIST

This WI-Fi Evaluation Checklist will help you navigate through the marketing hype and determine an appropriate solution for your organization.

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OVERVIEW TIMELINE

THE E-RATE PROCESS

HOW TO APPLY FOR E-RATE FUNDING

STEP 1

GETTING STARTED

There are several things to consider before you begin the filing process for E-rate. First you'll need to know your District or School's student enrollment? Next you'll need to understand your goals. Use the tools below to determine your E-rate discount pecentage and find out your National Students Lunch Program percentage.

STEP 2

FILING YOUR FORMS

The Form 470 is the application form that begins the E-rate process. This form lets interested vendors and service providers know that you are applying for E-rate funding.

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After your 470 form has been submitted, vendors have 28 days to bid on your project. You’ll want to submit your 471 form now, which announces your chosen bidder & requested costs.

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STEP 3

PROGRAM INTEGRITY
AUDIT (PIA)

During the Program Integrity Audit (PIA) process, your E-rate application forms & processes are reviewed for compliance. During this process, you are issued a series of questions that you must respond promptly. At the end of the PIA process, a Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) is sent to all parties detailing the funding status & amount.

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STEP 4

FILING 486 FORM

The Form 486 is filed to “turn on the funding pipeline”. After receipt, a notification letter is sent to all parties. You can then start the project or service.

STEP 5

INVOICING

472 BEAR (Billed Entity Application Reimbursement): Using this invoice method, the school pays the vendor in full, then is reimbursed by USAC. In this case, the project can start as soon as April 1

474 SPI (Service Provider Invoice): Using this method, the vendor invoices the school and USAC directly for their designated portions. In this case, the project cannot start until July 1

CALCULATE FUNDS



The E-rate category 2 Wi-Fi budget is a 5 year, CAP-Cost budget. Find out what funding budget your school is entitled to using the following formula:

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$153.47 x Student Count = Total Budget

Calculate your school’s discount using the following formula:

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Total Budget x School E-rate % = School Discount

Calculate what your school would be required to pay using the following formula:

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Total Budget – School Discount = Amount that School Pays

OUR EDUCATION CUSTOMERS

Webinars and Videos

E-rate 101

Watch this webinar to hear from our E-rate expert on tips and tricks to navigating the 2019 E-rate funding process and how to claim your share of the $3.9B. WATCH NOW

Improve Your Wi-Fi Design

Join our live workshop to get the inside track on better Wi-Fi design and deployment. Our team of Certified Wireless Network Ex… WATCH NOW

Accelerate Toward Better Wi-Fi with Aerohive 802.11ax

With 802.11ax, Wi-Fi is finally becoming smarter, not just faster. 802.11ax significantly improves spectral efficiency to benef… WATCH NOW

Aerohive A3: A Better Way to Secure Your Access Network

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SET UP A MEETING WITH AN AEROHIVE E-RATE EXPERT FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION

Learn about the 2018-2019 E-rate program
Learn how much funding you qualify for
Learn how to enhance the overall learning experience with a robust WLAN network

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E-RATE PARTNER RESOURCE

Visit our partner portal for resources and tools you can leverage for Erate 2018-19.

E-rate Form 470 Tips

E-rate Form 471 Tips

E-rate PIA Tips

E-rate Percentage

If you need to verify your organizations E-Rate Percentage, please contact our E-Rate experts