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Contact
Bobbi Gatrost
E-Rate Specialist
Office
(402) 557-2021
Fax

(402) 557-2051

bobbi.gatrost@ops.org

Bobbi Gatrost
E-Rate Specialist
Office
(402) 557-2021
Fax

(402) 557-2051

bobbi.gatrost@ops.org



E-RATE FUNDING MANAGEMENT SERVICES

E-Rate Funding Management involves applying for telecommunication and Internet access discounts from the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate) which is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission on (FCC). In order to accomplish this successfully, the District Technology Plan, telecommunication bid documents, telecommunication contracts, all application forms and letters, vendor invoices, and all other relevant documentation must be retained for auditing purposes. 

Team Services include:

  • Files E-Rate Required Forms Annually with USAC
  • Interacts with Telecommunications Vendors Regarding Billing Setup, Issues and E-Rate Discounts
  • Joins Monthly E-Rate Calls Sponsored by the Council of Great City Schools
  • Maintains E-Rate Required Documentation
  • Monitors Vendor Invoices for E-Rate Reimbursement
  • Participates in the Creation of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Telecommunications Services and the Evaluation of Submitted Bids
  • Participates in Program Integrity Assurance Reviews with USAC
  • Prepares the Telecommunications Budget which includes Phone Service (Landline and Wireless) and WAN Service
  • Provides Phone and Wide Area Network (WAN) Counts for State Technology Planning
  • Reports Quarterly on E-Rate Funding Monies and Activities
  • Reviews Quarterly E-Rate Disbursement Report from USAC

E-Rate Funding Management involves applying for telecommunication and Internet access discounts from the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate) which is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission on (FCC). In order to accomplish this successfully, the District Technology Plan, telecommunication bid documents, telecommunication contracts, all application forms and letters, vendor invoices, and all other relevant documentation must be retained for auditing purposes. 

Team Services include:

  • Files E-Rate Required Forms Annually with USAC
  • Interacts with Telecommunications Vendors Regarding Billing Setup, Issues and E-Rate Discounts
  • Joins Monthly E-Rate Calls Sponsored by the Council of Great City Schools
  • Maintains E-Rate Required Documentation
  • Monitors Vendor Invoices for E-Rate Reimbursement
  • Participates in the Creation of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Telecommunications Services and the Evaluation of Submitted Bids
  • Participates in Program Integrity Assurance Reviews with USAC
  • Prepares the Telecommunications Budget which includes Phone Service (Landline and Wireless) and WAN Service
  • Provides Phone and Wide Area Network (WAN) Counts for State Technology Planning
  • Reports Quarterly on E-Rate Funding Monies and Activities
  • Reviews Quarterly E-Rate Disbursement Report from USAC
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