For 20 years the schools and libraries (E-Rate) federal program has provided discounts on internet services access and equipment to eligible schools and libraries throughout the U.S. Service providers working in the E-Rate program must acquire a Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) in order to participate. IT Outlet has held a SPIN number from the beginning of the program. The team from South Dakota (often referred to as The Nerds You Love To Know) has a unique combination of capabilities that have made it a go-to provider for E-Rate participants.
Through the last 20 years, IT Outlet has learned how to help K12s and Libraries navigate the E-Rate process and provide them with a robust service and equipment offering.
IT Outlet Helps You Navigate The E-Rate Process
The E-Rate process can be confusing. The Nerds You Love To Know have created a blueprint for helping K12's and Libraries realize the true potential of the program.
The Nerds start by helping you and your institution unlock your E-Rate funding. If you are eligible to participate in the E-Rate program as an applicant, the first step you need to take is to understand the program guidelines. Apart from reviewing the process here, the team at IT Outlet helps past or future applicants understand what it takes to participate in the application process.
To ensure you are getting the best value from your E-Rate funding, the Nerds will review your Form 470 (the main application for funding requests) and work with you to help you get the most out of your dollars.
IT Outlet's Services & Equipment Solutions
IT Outlet's E-Rate team understands the needs of K12 and Library IT Managers. With over 100 name brands to choose from and more than 50 tech providers, you can find a custom cost-effective solution that fits your budget and gives each classroom what they need.
If a K12 or Library E-Rate client is looking to the future, IT Outlet also has options to ensure every classroom can handle the bandwidth of the new tech required of a modern classroom. The Nerds have several solutions (from training to virtual whiteboards to helping teachers implement tech in lesson planning or more) that are designed to help E-Rate clients take advantage of funding while preparing their classrooms for the future.