The Oriskany Central School District is participating in the Federal Universal Service Discount program for schools and libraries (E-Rate), offered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), via the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD).
The universal service Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as “E-rate,” provides discounts of up to 90 percent to help eligible schools and libraries in the United States obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access. The program is intended to ensure that schools and libraries have access to affordable telecommunications and information services.
Eligible participants include public and most non-profit K-12 schools as well as all public and many private libraries. Program participants must carry out a competitive bidding process to select the most cost-effective companies to provide the goods and/or services requested.
Program participants may request funding in five categories of service: Telecommunications, Telecommunications Services, Internet Access, Internal Connections, and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections. Discounts for support depend on the level of poverty and the urban/rural status of the population served and range from 20 percent to 90 percent of the costs of eligible services.
Any proposal and the contract negotiated implementing this proposal, are conditional and subject to full E-Rate funding by the SLD.
Please click on the link to left for more information on RFP submitted.