The release of the FCC's 6th Report and Order waived the technology plan requirement for applicants requesting only Priority 1 services. Subsequently, the E-rate Modernization Order ended the technology planning requirement for any E-rate services beginning July 1, 2015. However, your state department of education or department of libraries MAY require that you have a technology plan in place.
It is always best practice to carefully plan for your technology needs in order to maximize your E-rate funding. With the E-rate Modernization Order beginning July, 2015, requests for category 2 services (Internal Connections, Managed Internal Broadband Services and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections) are limited to a category 2 budget. This makes it even more critical that you carefully plan for your technology needs.
Please contact Kellogg & Sovereign® Consulting if you need assistance in properly planning to effectively utilize your valuable E-rate funding.