These guidelines identify and address data and document requirements leading to the acquisition of all E-Rate funding available to Utah schools and libraries. Roughly two thirds of network funding for UEN, public schools, private schools, and public libraries in Utah is derived from E-Rate funds allocated through the federal Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Program. Eligibility for this funding is dependent upon student household income. These data are collected by schools participating in the Free or Reduced Lunch program (FRL). Incomplete FRL reporting reduces the E-Rate discount for Utah. This policy requires schools with no FRL program that do not report household income data to pay full circuit charges and other fees that are subject to the E-Rate discount.
E-Rate: the service support mechanism of Schools and Libraries Universal Service.
Letter of Agency (LOA): a document required from every district, charter school, private school, and library included on UEN’s E-Rate applications. These must be maintained in files for a minimum of five years.
Technology Plans: describe how institutions will use and manage telecommunications and information technology. UEN is required to obtain both a written copy and a certification of USAC approval of the technology plan. Technology plans must include:
- Goals and realistic strategy for using telecommunications and information technology
- A professional development strategy
- An assessment of telecommunications services, hardware, software and other services needed
- Budget resources
- Ongoing evaluation process
Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC): the administrator of all Universal Service programs under authority of the FCC.
Ver. 1 - November 15, 2008
Ver. 2 – December 12, 2012
Ver. 3 – May 9, 2014