Discount Program for Schools and Libraries

  • State of Michigan E-Rate Enhancement Special Construction Matching Fund

    The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce the allocation of $5 million for the purposes of leveraging additional dollars through the federal E-Rate program for special construction builds upgrading district, intermediate school district (ISD), public school academy (PSA), and library broadband connections. Using these funds, eligible applicants and consortia groups could leverage up to an additional 10% in E-Rate discount award with a dollar-for-dollar match in state funding on approved special construction builds. As a reminder, the extra discount and state dollars would only be applied to the one-time special construction related charges associated with the application, including:

    • Design
    • Engineering
    • Project Management
    • Digging Trenches
    • Laying Fiber

    Grant Information:

  • Using REMC Catalog Pricing on E-Rate Category 2 Eligible Items

    Did you know that applicants may use pricing from the Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan (REMC) product catalog as a bid on your Category 2 applications for discounts on internal connections equipment and software? Here is a “How-To” on using REMC pricing in your E-Rate bid process.

  • Helpful E-Rate Documents
  • What is E-Rate? PDF icon
  • Michigan Fall 2017 E-Rate NSLP Report for E-Rate FY 2018 PDF icon

    The State of Michigan will not publish an NSLP report for FY 19 until late Fall. If you require NSLP files from previous funding years, please email erate@michigan.gov and a representative will contact you regarding your request. 

  • Michigan E-rate Contact Information and Support

    Michigan Department of Education Contact: 
    Joe Polasek, E-Rate Specialist                                                                                   
    PolasekJ3@michigan.gov or 517-335-1291                                                                             

    Library of Michigan Contact:
    Sonya Schryer Norris, Library Consultant
    NorrisS2@michigan.gov or 517-335-1498
                                                           

    For general questions on E-Rate, please use the erate@michigan.gov email address.                    

  • E-rate Information for Libraries
  • Research Your Funding History