E-Rate Program

  • The SWWC E-rate Coordination Program works with schools and libraries across the state of Minnesota, helping secure over $1million annually to fund a wide variety of technology projects. This program is designed to maximize your funding while minimizing your work and time spent throughout the year on this process. Let our team of E-Rate experts become an extension of your school district's staff to manage this timeline-intensive and detail-oriented process for you!

    SWWC's program offers a full-service E-Rate Coordination program for School Districts and Libraries anywhere in Minnesota or the United States. This service is extremely affordable, and provides you with complete assistance in the filing process, from the competitive bidding process through the process of ensuring funds make it to your bank account. This service covers E-Rate Funding Years, ensuring that you have our assistance for the complete process, even when it crosses several fiscal years!

    Discounts are available for SWWC members!

    If you are interested in this offering, feel free to contact Josh Sumption, Chief Technology and Information Officer.

    The E-rate program is administered by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The program was set up in 1997 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Universal Service Order implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Order was designed to ensure that all eligible schools and libraries have affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services. Up to $2.25 billion annually is available to provide eligible schools and libraries with discounts under the E-rate program for authorized services.

Staff Contacts

  • P: 507-537-2260
    Our E-Rate Consulting Staff:
    Wendy Borchert | E-Rate Specialist
    Becky Laleman | E-Rate Specialist
    Josh Sumption | CTO/CIO