E-Rate Simplified

Thoughtful consulting for schools and libraries
to optimize technology by maximizing E-Rate funding

Need to apply for E-Rate but not sure where to start?

Annually, since 1998 we’ve helped hundreds of schools and libraries secure millions of dollars in E-Rate funding

You are not alone. We all know the importance of applying for funding to improve your technology, but let’s face it—your time is better spent on the daily operations, and your priority is educating students.

We have a proven track record of getting funding for our clients

The E-Rate process can be complex, requiring in-depth knowledge and experience to properly plan, solicit for bids, apply, and respond to inquiries to acquire funding. We can help navigate the difficulties of applying for E-Rate.

Learningtech.org will guide you through the E-Rate process and help you fund your technology infrastructure.

E-Rate Cycle


We analyze the current situation and evaluate needs.

Competitive Bidding

We conduct an open and fair process, the most crucial phase of compliance toward successful funding.

Main Application

Once contracts are e-signed, we file the main funding application form via the required portal.

Application Review

We respond to application inquiries in a timely manner keeping client apprised.

Funding Commitment

Once funding is committed, we submit the additionally required forms promptly.


We interface with service providers to ensure discounts are disbursed.

Quick Facts

$4B annual Federal discount program


Public or private K-12 schools, libaries, and consortia; not for profit; no endowment greater than $50M


Internet, WAN, network components for data distribution


Based on National School Lunch Program (NSLP) ranges from 20%-90% of costs on eligible services/products


Services & Support


  • Review and Plan Technology Needs
  • Category 1 & 2 Applications
  • E-Rate RFP / Bidding Process
  • Program Compliance
  • Audit and Resolution