School Connectivity / E-Rate

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Since 1998, North Carolina’s schools and libraries have received more than $1 billion in E-Rate discounts. The NCDPI School Connectivity E-Rate Team offers the following free comprehensive E-Rate training and support services to all PreK-13 public schools in the state:
  • Virtual reviews of applications and program forms.
  • E-mail and telephone support in completing applications and program forms.
  • E-mail and telephone support in completing Compliance Reviews and Audits.
  • Updates and training at conferences and regional meetings.
  • Internet updates and information archival via this URL.
  • Onsite outreach and training as requested (depending on travel restrictions).

NC E-Rate emails used to communicate updates, newsletters and executive summaries to designated E-Rate contacts across the state. To subscribe, e-mail Jeannene, Rebecca, or Roxie, with your name, organization and e-mail address. We also have regional lists with which we use to send information. If you are new to E-Rate please contact Rebecca, Roxie or Jeannene and we will be happy to get you up-to-speed.

  • Access to experienced network analysts with working knowledge of the E-Rate Program.
  • Access to multiple state-level E-Rate Specialists for continuity of service and “on-demand” service.

Everything You Need To Know

E-Rate Filing

E-Rate Filing

Help with EPC/Forms/Filing, etc.

General Information/Rules

2019 Training

2019 Training

2019 Summer Boot Camp Registration

Purpose of Boot Camp:

  • Basics of E-Rate — what is it, rules and when/how to file
  • Knowledge of all forms and E-Rate timeline
  • Knowledge of online portal for filing (EPC)
  • Audits, reviews, record retention
  • Special session for first time applicants
  • Changes and updates

Anyone new to E-Rate should attend, all are welcome regardless of years of E-Rate experience. You may attend any session that fits your schedule. Register at the link provided below.

Boot Camp in the West, Boone, NC – July 9-11 Watauga High School
Boot Camp at the Beach, Calabash, NC – July 17-19 Calabash Fire Department
Boot Camp in the City, Research Triangle Park, NC August 7-9 MCNC

Registration Link

Attendee Resources

Calabash Bootcamp Items

Hickory Bootcamp Items

Category 2 Info

Category 2 Info

Filing Form 471 C2 2019

2019 CAT2 Pricing and Contracts

Vendor Matrix and Contact Information 2019

SAMPLE C2 Minibid Spreadsheet

2019 Eligible Services List

North Carolina Digital Learning Plan

USAC C2 Budget Tool

C2 BUDGET WORKSHEET

C2-Budget-Tool-USER-GUIDE

DPI 470# 855450001286650 
  • See C2 ‘How To Slide Deck’ for BEN and CED

Other useful documents for C2

Historical Data