Over the last year and a half the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as well as USAC has continued to spend even more resources auditing E-rate applicants to ensure compliance with the ever changing rules. There have been many instances where schools have been asked to return their E-rate dollars due to rule violations even though the money has long been spent. Because the education technology section (Title IID) of NCLB continues to shrink and state budgets are tight it is also critical that you understand how to use your E-rate dollars effectively.
E-rate Training on Demand and Compliance (Accountability) Testing Package
Funds For Learning has created a series of four (4) E-rate Training on Demands to assist YOU in the cumbersome and bureaucratic E-rate process. This package also consists of an accountability test that will assess your E-rate knowledge based on the trainings.
E-rate Training on Demand –Are YOU a new E-rate coordinator? Are YOU finding it impossible to track the ever-changing E-rate rules and regulations? Do YOU find that your school continues to have problems getting fully funded?
Compliance Testing–Are YOU a school board member or superintendent that wants to be sure that YOUR E-rate consultant or E-rate coordinator in the district has a full understanding of the E-rate rules? Are YOU a School CIO or Technology Director that wants to be sure YOUR technology staff dealing with the E-rate understands eligibility issues? Are YOU a procurement officer that wants to ensure that YOUR staff understands the competitive bidding regulations? This will enable YOU to have confidence that anyone at your school district who works with the E-rate understands their roles and responsibilities.
Why is this important?
- FCC and USAC spending more resources on auditing
- BearingPoint is conducting 1000 “mini-audits” per year
- FCC working with KPMG on additional audits
- FCC has requested an additional $20 million in auditing resources
- No one wants to be in the position to possibly have to give E-rate dollars back due to non-compliance issues
To learn more contact Funds For Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org