New York State E-Rate Resources
Direct Certification and the Community Eligibility Provision
OGS State Forms 470
In order to apply for discounted services under the Universal Service Fund (or "E-rate"), schools and libraries must demonstrate that the pre-discount prices/rates were arrived at through a competitive bid process. Many of the contracts established by the Office of General Services meet this requirement. Other contracts which were negotiated directly with manufacturers offer competitive pricing and include guidelines for contract users to negotiate best and final pricing when making larger purchases. [ Continue ]
Sample Income Survey Letter 2017-2018
Contains Updated Income Eligibility Guidelines for Funding Year from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
NYSED School E-rate Entity Validation Requirements
- Effective April 16, 2018, NYSED will validate schools and annexes for E-rate purposes only if those entities are properly listed in SEDREF (NYSED’s electronic school database system).
See: NYSED memo on E-Rate Validation of Schools.
- NYSED’s earlier multi-location school database is no longer being updated, but is availableonline for historic E-rate documentation purposes.
Schedule for Reporting Offsetting Revenues
From E-rate discount program related to expense based state aid formulas [ Continue ]
Draft Vendor Selection Letter For Planned E-Rate Purchase Under a New York State OGS Contract
The purpose of this type of letter is to document an E-rate applicant’s agreement to purchase eligible products and services under a New York State Office of General Services (“OGS”) contract for the following funding year. [ Continue ]
New York State Service Provider Information
General information addressing Block 4 acknowledgement procedures and Service Provider Identification Numbers. [ Continue ]
Draft Vendor Contract Letter For Planned E-Rate Purchase
The purpose of this letter is to create an E-rate applicant’s contractual agreement to purchase eligible products and services for the following funding year based on the acceptance of the attached specifications and price quotations (in lieu of a more formal integrated contract). [ Continue ]
New York State School E-rate Accounting
For discounts and rebates received by school districts and BOCES under the Universal Services Telecommunications Discount Program for Schools and Libraries (E-rate Discount Program) [ Continue ]
New York State BOCES School Listing
Contains Entity Number, BEDS Code, Address and contact information when available. [ Continue ]