Additional PA E-rate Trainings Scheduled – Register Now!

January 15, 2016

Two additional E-rate workshops (webinars) have been scheduled for PA schools and libraries and I hope that you will plan to attend any of them that are relevant to your specific needs.  The workshops are, of course, free, but registration is required.

* E-rate for Beginners: Where to Start

Tuesday, January 19, 1:00 – 2:00


Link to Webinar:

This webinar will provide a brief overview of E-rate for individuals that are new to the program.  Live questions will be taken during this webinar and the PowerPoint will be available for later viewing at  Topics covered will include:

  • What is the E-rate EPC portal and how to get registered in the system
  • Where to find out if you have any forms due from previous years
  • What is eligible/not eligible
  • How to calculate E-rate discounts
  • What are the basic steps of the E-rate application process and deadlines to apply

* Category 2 E-rate Training for PA Applicants

Thursday, January 21, 1 – 2:30


Link to Webinar:

This webinar will provide PA schools with a refresher on applying for Category 2 funding and will mainly focus on the competitive bidding requirements related to Category 2 procurements.  This session is not for vendors.  Live questions will be taken and an archive of the PowerPoint will be at:  Topics that will be covered include:

  • What equipment/services are eligible for Category 2 funding
  • How C2 budgets are calculated
  • Competitive bidding requirements and options
  • Prevailing wage requirements and steps
  • Newspaper advertisement requirements
  • Purchasing timelines

See you then!

– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell

PA E-rate Coordinator

717-730-7133 – o
717-730-9060 – f


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