605.150 Admin - e-Rate

  • Service Code: 605.150
    Contact(s): Dan Fullerton (585-383-2281)
    Charges: Based on usage

      Description

      • The eRate service provides help with the process of getting quotes, form submission and fund reimbursement for the federal eRate program. This program assists schools with telecommunication costs (category 1) and network costs (i.e:switches, access points, wiring) associated with instructional needs (category 2). This service includes technical support to gather the necessary information needed to make network purchase recommendations, and clerical support for electronic submission of needed paperwork. This is a required service if the district is in 605.611, 605.63X or 656.XXX

      Requirements

        • Core Participation

      District Responsibilities

        • Attend annual e-rate meetings with RIC representative
        • Provide RIC with annual hardware requirements aligned to the eRate program
        • Issue purchase orders aligned to approved eRate spending plans in a timely manner
        • Implement and place eRate hardware in service consistent with federal requirements

      RIC Responsibilities

        • Facilitate annual e-Rate meetings with district technology personnel
        • Maintain knowledge of current eRate regulations and funding processes
        • Develop and organize quotes related to eRate hardware procurement
        • Assist in service implementation of eRate hardware
        • Facilitate required forms and documentation consistent with eRate funding processes