[Michlib-l] E-Rate: Cat 2 update

Norris, Sonya (MDE) NorrisS2 at michigan.gov
Mon Dec 9 12:32:07 EST 2019

E-Rate: Category 2 order released


  *   Extension of Five-Year Cat 2 "Test Period" through FY2020
  *   All applicant budgets will reset in 2021
     *   FIXED Five-year budget cycles (2021-2025, 2026-2030) resetting every five years
        *   Unspent funds from a funding cycle WILL NOT roll over to a new cycle
        *   Only Full Time Students will be counted (no part time)
        *   No more estimations of enrollment for new building construction
     *   Schools
        *   Per-Pupil amount remains $150 adjusted for inflation (roughly $166 to $167 per student)
     *   Libraries
        *   A single pre-discount multiplier of $4.50 per square foot for all libraries regardless of geography
  *   Managed Internal Broadband Services, caching, and Basic Maintenance of internal connections permanently eligible
  *   Minimum Funding (floor) increased from $9,200 to $25,000
  *   Filtering technology to ensure compliance with CIPA will remain ineligible for Cat 2 funding

Please direct questions to erate at michigan.gov<mailto:erate at michigan.gov>.

Sonya Schryer Norris
Library Consultant
Library of Michigan
Michigan Department of Education
Norriss2 at michigan.gov<mailto:Norriss2 at michigan.gov>


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