What We Do
We work for you. In addition to extensive knowledge of the E-Rate Program's regulations and application procedures, our experience also includes state government service dealing with E-rate Program "compliance" issues, working as liaisons between applicant schools and Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) Reviewers and federal auditors working on behalf of the United States Office of the Inspector General. We also have state government experience as E-Rate Program "Certified Technology Plan Approvers" and as state sponsored E-Rate Program Workshop Instructors.
As well as providing end-to-end E-Rate application management services, upon request we also conduct in-depth data analysis of school application histories which aggregate and compare data from multiple state and federal data sources, frequently identifying substantial errors and significant opportunities to legitimately increase funding awards.
What We Will Do For You
The primary goal of E-Rate Connection is to obtain the maximum legal amount of funding for your school. In a “perfect world” you should be able to fill out a form requesting the amount of money your school is eligible for in E-Rate discounts and receive that funding during the school year. But, this isn’t a “perfect world” and schools often do not receive the full amount they are entitled to and sometimes they do not receive any E-Rate funding. At E-Rate Connection we analyze your legal eligibility for E-Rate funding and explore ways to maximize your discounts. We really CARE about the amount of funding you receive.
This is not a part-time job! Schools cannot assign these ongoing duties and responsibilities to their staff and expect them to know all the rules and regulations, meet the required deadlines, and file all the forms and requests that the E-Rate program dictates. That requires a full-time E-Rate Specialist and that is exactly the service E-Rate Connection provides. Most U.S. schools retain some form of E-Rate Consulting to help them. At E-Rate Connection we specialize in consulting for OHIO SCHOOLS only because each state has subtle differences in how they administer the E-Rate Program. When considering which consulting company to have represent your school, local is always better.
E-Rate Connection accomplishes the tasks required for competent E-Rate Service by simply asking our client schools a lot of questions. We dig deep to understand your situation. Communication is KEY to providing excellent service. We maintain your information in multiple databases to be sure your data is secure and readily retrievable. The more we are able to learn about your school’s telecommunication situations the more funding we are able to obtain for you. We maintain data that pertains to your phone systems and services, your Internet connections, speeds, and usage, as well as your future needs. We retain copies of all your telecommunication contracts and agreements to be sure you renew your contracts in a timely fashion and in ways that maximize your E-Rate funding opportunities.
If you are searching for an E-Rate consulting company to competently represent you, E-Rate Connection is your solution.