Discount Program for Schools and Libraries
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:
- Project Management
- Digging Trenches
- Laying Fiber
- 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.
- What is E-Rate?
- Michigan End-of-Year 2019 E-Rate NSLP Report for E-Rate FY 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
- E-rate Information for Libraries
- Research Your Funding History