Discount Program for Schools and Libraries

  • Michigan Fall 2016 E-Rate NSLP Report for E-Rate FY2017 - NEW PDF icon

    This year’s file format is more of a spreadsheet layout and more closely models the format the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) requests from states.  The report also contains National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) codes, E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC) Billed Entity Number (BEN) and Building Entity numbers.  In addition to enrollment, National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) data, NSLP district totals, enrollment and NSLP percentage are also provided for each building listed.

    Be aware that school district names, school building names and their associations are driven by the EEM (Educational Entity Master) records available at the time of the Fall 2016 General Collection.

    It is normal for there to be slight variations between the student counts on this report and those reported during the fall collection due to various adjustments that occur between October and December.

    Should E-rate applicants have more updated EPC BEN and Building Entity numbers available, please feel free to send any such updates to indicating the parent/district name and BEN and school building name and building entity number.

  • Michigan Fall 2015 E-Rate NSLP Report for E-Rate FY2016 PDF icon

    The Fall 2015 NSLP FY16 E-Rate Report has been released as of February 18, 2016. Certain NSLP data have been suppressed due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Please let MDE know if there are any concerns about the report by emailing us at by Monday, February 22, 2016. If you require any redacted information, please email with the details of your request (required: school name, school code, district name, district code) and information will be provided to those applicants on a case-by-case basis where data are not readily available at the district.

  • Submit an E-Rate Help Desk Case

    To connect with E-Rate support services through E-Rate Central, please use this form.

  • Michigan E-rate Contact Information and Support

    Michigan Department of Education Contact: Ann-Marie Mapes, Technology Planning Coordinator and Communications Consultant and Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) Project Coordinator, or 517-335-2775

    The Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) has contracted with E-Rate Central and an independent consultant for day-to-day program integrity assurance and support.  Learn more about the TRIG E-rate Activity.  You may email them at

  • E-rate Information for Libraries
  • Michigan Fall 2013 E-rate NSLP Report for E-rate FY2014 PDF iconReport posted 02/11/2014
  • Research your Committed Priority/Category 1 and Priority/Category 2, Total Dispersed, and Remaining Balance Amounts

    Use USAC's Search Tools website to look up your Billed Entity Number (BEN), if unknown. Choose "Search for BEN Information" under BENs and SPINs. Select an Entity Type and enter in full or partial name, Zip Code, or state and then click search. The next page will display the search results. On the left Entity Numbers (BENs) are displayed.

    Next, go to E-Rate Central's site. Select the "State Information" tab, then click on Michigan. Under "Funding Quick Search" at the top left of the page, make sure "Billed Entity Number" is selected. Type or paste in the BEN. The E-Rate Organizer Utilization Summary Chart will appear for each fiscal year.