An Additional $1.050 Million is Available for the E-rate Program in FY2012
July 19, 2012
The Federal Communication Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau recently announced the availability of $1.050 million in funding for the E-rate program, also known as the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Program. These funds will be added to the initial $2.3 billion expected to be dispersed in funding year 2012 (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013). This additional funding will be compiled of unused funds from previous funding years and will be carried forward to increase disbursements provided to schools and libraries.
The E-rate program falls under the commission's National Broadband Plan and provides assistance to most schools and libraries as they seek to obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access. University licensees are in a unique position to take advantage of these resources given their relationship to the education community.
Be sure to catch up on the E-rate program and learn more about why and how your station can take advantage of this opportunity through our January 2011 webinar. This webinar featured Sabrina Scott, Utah State E-rate Coordinator at Utah Education Network, as she discussed UEN’s success in working with their state education affiliates on this program.