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An Overview of the E-Rate Program

Presented By: Benjamin Sniecinski
E-Rate Advantage 

Tuesday, November 16, 1:00PM (EST)

E-Rate is a federal program schools can take advantage to help pay for Internet access and network equipment. While this is a free resources for schools, many find the E-Rate program intimidating, time consuming and confusing. This webinar will provide you with an overview of the E-Rate program. You will learn about who is eligible, gain insight into the process, and find out how to apply (even if your school has not yet opened). We will discuss Category 1 and Category 2 products and services, along with the changes for the 2021-2022 E-Rate year and beyond, how to calculate your budgets, what your school requirements are, as well as how to get setup in the E-Rate EPC portal. If you have ever had questions about the E-Rate program or been intimidated by the process, we suggest you listen to this webinar and ask an expert.

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Upcoming Webinars

The CSU offers webinars, typically on Tuesday afternoons or Thursday mornings, to assist school leaders with their professional development, and the operations of the charter school. Below are the next few presentations. Click on the name of the presentations below to register for the presentation, or go to for the complete list:

  • Thur., 11/18/2021 at 10:00 AM - How to Use the New Florida Budget Projection Tool
  • Tue., 11/30/2021 at 1:00 PM - Is Your School Equitable for Trauma/Poverty Affected Students
  • Thur., 12/2/2021 at 10:00 AM - Do you have questions about school security personnel?
  • Tue., 12/7/2021 at 1:00 PM - Meaning-Centered Leadership - Skills and Strategies for Increased Employee Well-Being and Organizational Success
  • Thur., 12/9/2021 at 10:00 AM - Ensuring that your Social and Emotional Learning Initiatives Get The Attention They Deserve