has been helping schools & libraries with the E-Rate program (Schools & Libraries Universal Service Discount Mechanism) since the beginning of the program in 1997.
We can assist your school and/or library in all aspects of the E-Rate program from preparing your Request for Proposal to filing for reimbursement.
Since we are not a vendor (service provider) of any qualifying E-Rate services, SLD allows you to authorize us to prepare and submit your E-Rate documentation on your behalf.
COMPREHENSIVE E-RATE SERVICES (Full Service)
Our standard service offering which allows you to outsource the majority of your E-rate processes to Kellogg & Sovereign Consulting’s qualified E-rate management professionals.
Entity Verification and Changes (school closing, annexations, adds, moves)
Competitive Bidding-online RFP Questionnaire, RFP development
Form 470 preparation and submission
Bid packet compilation including scoring grid and required forms
Discount calculation and analysis
Forms 479 and Letters of Agency for Consortium Filings
Contract guidance, review and compliance
Form 471 preparation and submission
Program Integrity Assurance – application review
Forms 486 and 500 – prepare, submit and track
Billing and Disbursements – Forms 472 (BEAR) and Service Provider discounts
Service provider and product changes
Program Compliance and documentation
USAC and FCC appeals
Summer workshops, E-rate workbook, webinars, live chat and other support
APPEALS, REVIEWS & AUDITS
Schools & Libraries may contract us separately for assistance with filing USAC or FCC appeals.
With over experience since the inception of the E-rate program, we are more than happy to assist both our regular clients and non-clients in this area. We have extensive experience with all levels of reviews and audits:
USAC and FCC appeals
Cost Effectiveness Reviews
Selective Review Information Requests
Competitive Bidding Reviews
To learn more about how your school or library can take advantage of the discounts offered through the E-Rate program, please contact us at 580-332-1444.