E-Rate Funding

Unlock your school or library’s digital future with E-Rate funding.

Access affordable, secure, and future-proof IT services with Zivaro.

Understanding E-Rate: the gateway to improved digital learning.

E-Rate, a $4.3 billion annual funding program, is the key to digital readiness for K-12 schools and public libraries across the United States. Think of it as the financial fuel powering the engine of online learning, collaboration tools, and testing. Zivaro is here to help you harness these funds and build a robust, secure network.

Who is eligible?

Non-profit elementary and secondary schools and libraries can take part in E-Rate. To unlock your share of billions, you must meet specific requirements, including school adherence to the ‘No Child Left Behind Act of 2021‘ and compliance with the ‘1996 Library Services and Technology Act‘ for libraries.

E-Rate categories: broadband and equipment.

E-Rate is divided into two categories – one for broadband services connecting you to the internet and the other for essential equipment like routers, switches, and wireless systems. Maximize your discount benefits, 90% for Category 1 and 85% for Category 2.

Six steps to E-Rate success.

Remember, plan early and monitor future needs to ensure success.

Kick off the competitive bid process with Form 470.

Honor the 28-day waiting period before reviewing bids.

Sign contracts with selected vendors and submit Form 471.

Swiftly respond during the application review phase.

Review your funding decision and respond within 15 days.

Submit an invoice to USAC for reimbursement or vendor payment.

How can Zivaro empower your institution?

With 15 years of E-rate experience and a deep commitment to education, Zivaro provides expertise to leverage your E-rate funding. From modernizing infrastructure, and securing networks, to creating scalable cloud services and remote communication strategies, we have you covered.

Join our network partners.

Our esteemed network partners support our track record in delivering IT excellence. Don’t miss out on available funding. Let’s work together to enhance your digital productivity and boost the student and faculty experience.

Hear from our satisfied partners in education.

Unlocking potential together.

Every dollar matters. Let’s transform the digital capabilities of your institution and ensure you’re not missing out on funds that could revolutionize your educational institution.

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