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The Definitive School Guide To Getting E-Rate Funding

By Bradley Chambers in · Experts · February 25, 2016
As part of our continuing discussion about E-rate, and what it can mean for schools in US, I talked with Jeff Jennings, the Director of K-12 program at Aerohive to talk in depth about E-rate. For additionalresources, check out our E-Rate FAQ page.
E-Rate Overview
In part 1, we discuss the history of E-rate, why schools should apply, how the process works, and how much money a school should expect to receive.
Applying for E-rate in 2016
In part 2, we discuss E-rate 2.0 in depth. E-rate 2.0 new for 2016, and instead of focusing on connectivity to the school, it's focusing on connectivity inside the school. We discuss the reasons that all schools should apply, pitfalls to avoid, deadlines, and how to get started.

Thanks to last year's rollover, there is $5.8 billion available as part of the E-Rate program in 2016. Everyone - and I mean everyone - is encouraged to apply. And everyone who applies correctly is expected to receive some level of funding. Private schools, affluent schools ... everybody.

Want to know why there's extra money, and how to successfully apply for a piece of the pie? Listen in as I sit down to chat about E-Rate with Aerohive's Jeff Jennings, who is a former educator and who has been involved with E-rate since it's inception almost 20 years ago. 

Each is a quick 15 minutes and packed with useful information from an expert about the E-rate process. For additional answers to your questions, check out our E-Rate Resources page or ask us on Twitter.You can also visit our E-rate hub for up to date deadlines, free webinars, and additional information.

E-Rate Overview

In part 1, we discuss the history of E-rate, why schools should apply, how the process works, and how much money a school should expect to receive. 

 


Applying For E-rate In 2016

In part 2, we discuss E-rate 2.0 in depth. Instead of focusing on connectivity to the school, it focuses on Wi-Fi and other connectivity technology inside the school. We discuss the reasons that all schools should apply, pitfalls to avoid, deadlines, and how to get started. We also talk specifically about 2016 and the increased funding and why every school that applies correctly will get some funding.

 

 

Bradley Chambers (@bradleychambers )

Bradley Chambers has been the Director of Information Technology at Brainerd Baptist School since 2009. At BBS, he manages a network of Apple and Chrome OS devices. He also writes at Tools & Toys and The Sweet Setup.

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