Edmond, Okla. (May 17, 2011)
Funds For Learning, the nation’s leading E-rate compliance services firm, has been selected to provide E-rate compliance services to eligible MiCTA members. The Master Service Agreement between Funds For Learning and MiCTA will allow E-rate eligible MiCTA members to contract for complete E-rate compliance services at a discounted rate.

MiCTA, a national non-profit cooperative purchasing organization, negotiates discounted purchase contracts for telecommunications and technology services for its members. Tim von Hoff, MiCTA’s chief operating officer, cited the need for MiCTA members to have access to “high-quality E-rate consulting services.” He went on to say that the agreement will allow MiCTA members to take full advantage of the available Universal Service Funds discounts.

“As budgets tighten, our members must make the most of every cost saving opportunity,” said von Huff. “E-rate consulting services enable eligible members to receive the full benefit of [E-rate] discounts and take advantage of a wide range of discounted telecommunications and Internet services through MiCTA at the same time.”

The E-rate program provides discounts on certain services and products that are essential for classrooms and libraries to receive voice, video and data communications. The amount of the discount depends on the level of poverty and location of the applicant, ranging from 20 to 90 percent of the cost of eligible services.

Funds For Learning works with public and private schools, school districts, consortia, and libraries of all sizes all across the country to help them navigate the E-rate program, tailoring service to meet the unique needs of each client.

“Funds For Learning offers extensive experience providing E-rate compliance service, support and training to schools and libraries across the nation,” said Cathy Cruzan, president of Funds For Learning. “With the MiCTA partnership, we have the unique opportunity to continue expanding our support to schools that need high-quality E-rate solutions.”

Cruzan went on to say that as funding is cut at many school and public libraries, partnerships with cooperative purchasing organizations is becoming even more important. “We want to make sure that schools and libraries are aware that we are here to help them if they need it.”

The Master Service Agreement between Funds For Learning and MiCTA is effective through April 2013.

For more information about Funds For Learning, visit www.fundsforlearning.com.

About Funds For Learning
Funds For Learning, LLC, is an E-rate compliance firm specializing in guiding E-rate applicants and service providers through the complex and ever-changing E-rate regulatory process. With more than 10 years of experience in providing professional advice and assistance relating to the E-rate program, Funds For Learning exists to provide high-quality solutions for the needs of E-rate stakeholders. The company was established in 1997 and is headquartered in Edmond, Okla. For more information www.fundsforlearning.com, or phone 405-341-4140.

About MiCTA
MiCTA, located at 515 North Washington Street, Suite 405 in Saginaw, MI, represents thousands of higher education, K-12, healthcare, library, governmental and charitable entities. Nationally, MiCTA seeks to resolve common voice, video and data issues, provide helpful information, participate in legislative and regulatory telecommunications advocacy, and negotiate discounted purchase contracts for telecommunications and technology services for its members. For more information, please visit the MiCTA Web site, http://www.mictatech.org.

Media Contacts
• Cathy Cruzan, Funds For Learning, LLC, 405-471-0900, ccruzan@fundsforlearning.com
• Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-839-9800, emily@cblohm.com

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