Ohio E-Rate

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The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as "E-Rate," is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications, Internet access and advanced technologies. Schools and libraries can apply annually for discounts of from 20-90% on telecommunications services, Internet access and internal connections. With the budget situation as it is, the E-Rate program can be a critical source of additional funds to Ohio public libraries. The State Library of Ohio encourages all public libraries to apply for E-Rate.

Libraries that apply for and receive reimbursements or discounts from the E-Rate program may be required to create a technology plan to support their requests. If a library is just apply for telecommuncations a tech plan is not required. However, the State Library strongly encourages all public libraries to have a certified Tech Plan on file at the State Library.  

Technology Plan Information

  OhioPublic Library FSCS List

Provides FSCS numbers for Ohio public libraries

http://www.library.ohio.gov/LPD/PLSC_Numbers

Most Recently Added

October 2011 Free_Reduced Lunch Counts

 Document / Last Modified: 26 March 2013

October 2011 MR-81 document. This document includes the October 2011 student and Free/Reduced lunch counts, with districts and schools listed by county.

Technology Plan Checklist

 Document / Last Modified: 13 March 2012

Checklist used by evaluators of Ohio Public Library Technology Plans.

E-Rate Checklist

 Document / Last Modified: 13 March 2012

A sample checklist used by State Library technology plan reviewers.

Ohio E-Rate

 Document / Last Modified: 20 February 2012

The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as "E-Rate," provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the US to obtain affordable telecommunications, Internet access and advanced technologies.