E-Rate and OUSF

E-Rate Program

The E-Rate program lowers the costs of Internet access, telecommunications, and network data services for all schools and libraries.

The amount of your E-rate reimbursement is based, in part, on the free and reduced lunch program data you report. If you need a copy of the Child Nutrition Low Income Report, please file an open records request using the online Open Records Act Request Form. (If you do not see a Submit by E-mail button when filling out the form , use a different browser.)  For E-Rate purposes, virtual students were reported as a separate line item. Fulltime off-site virtual students are not included in the National School Lunch Program numbers for your district, since they are not afforded the opportunity to participate.

Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Services Administrative Company.

SPIN Number & NCES Code

  • Use the SLD search engine to find the SPIN number (Service Provider Information Number).
  • Use the NCES search engine to find the NCES (National Center for Educational Statistics) code for your school.


E-Rate Helpdesk Support

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services through their OpenRange project now has a contract with a firm to provide E-Rate training and E-Rate help desk support for Oklahoma Schools and Libraries. Please visit the OpenRange E-rate page for more information.


Annual Trainings

The Oklahoma State Department of Education, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission Public Utility Division and the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) are offering free E-Rate and Oklahoma Universal Service Fund (OUSF) training for schools and libraries.

The training will include discussion on the following topics:

  • Oklahoma Connect & Learn Initiative: Update on the tools and resources available to districts and libraries
  • Open Range Update: Review of statewide contracts
  • OUSF Update: Common pitfalls and errors, requesting preapproval, requesting funding, changing funding and common issues during funding review
  • E-Rate Update: Completion of the bidding process in making a selection for cost effectiveness, filing the FCC Form 471 with service detail, responding to PIA requests, document retention and knowing when to file various FCC forms required to retain funding

This training is for all schools and libraries. Even if you use a consultant, you are encouraged to attend so you will know why your consultant is asking for certain information.

Click here to access registration for all locations.

Please note that all trainings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Training locations and details:

August 27 - Oklahoma City
Francis Tuttle Tech Center, Business Center
12777 N. Rockwell Ave.

August 28 - Tulsa
Union High School, Tiered Lecture Room 1708
6636 S. Mingo Rd.

August 29 - Muskogee
Indian Capital Technology Center, Room 500 Brackeen Center
2403 N. 41st St. E.

September 12 - Ada
Pontotoc Technology Center, Business Center Room 410
601 W. 33rd St.

September 13 - Durant
Kiamichi Technology Center, Room 101
810 Waldron Rd.

September 14 - Lawton
Lawton Public Schools Administration, Tech Center
753 NW Fort Sill Blvd.

September 18 - Weatherford
Western Technology Center, Fire Safety Training Bldg., Classroom 1
2605 E. Main

September 19 - Woodward
High Plains Technology Center, Room 201 C
3921 34th St.

September 20 - Stillwater
Meridian Tech Center, Room 102 & 103
1312 S. Sangre Rd.

If you have any questions regarding the trainings, please email Kurt Bernhardt.


Webinar Recordings from November 30, 2017

The November 30th webinar was broken into 4 sections for easier viewing:

Section Recording Slides
Oklahoma Connect & Learn Initiative View on Vimeo Download
Open Range State Contracts View on Vimeo Download
OUSF Update View on Vimeo Download
E-rate Update View on Vimeo Download


Slides from September 2017 Trainings

Intro / Oklahoma Connect & Learn Initiative - OSDE
Open Range - OMES
OUSF- Oklahoma Corporation Commission
E-Rate - Funds for Learning

For more information, contact Kurt Bernhardt, Executive Director of Education Technology, at kurt.bernhardt@sde.ok.gov or (405) 521-3364.

Last updated on August 13, 2018