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 OUSF training for schools and libraries, along with an update on OpenRange services provided by OMES for schools and libraries.

The OUSF portion will cover:

  • Estimating funding
  • Common pitfalls and errors
  • Requesting preapproval
  • Requesting funding
  • Changing funding
  • Affidavit walk-through
  • Common issues during funding review

The E-Rate portion will cover:

  • 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
  • Knowing when to file various FCC forms required to keep funding


This 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:

February 9 - Oklahoma City
Francis Tuttle Tech Center, Business Center
12777 N. Rockwell Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73142

February 12 - Poteau
Kiamichi Tech Center, Seminar E
1509 S. McKenna St., Poteau, OK 74953

February 13 - McAlester
Eastern Oklahoma College, Clark Bass Building (Room 232)
1802 College Ave, McAlester, OK 74501

February 14 - Tulsa
Union High School, Tiered Lecture Room 1707
6636 S. Mingo Rd., Tulsa, OK 74133

February 21 - Durant
Kiamichi Technology Center, Telecom 1
810 Waldron Rd., Durant, OK 74701

February 23 - Stillwater
Meridian Tech Center, Room 102 & 103
1312 S. Sangre Rd., Stillwater, OK 74074

February 27 - Lawton
Lawton Public Schools Administration, Tech Center
753 Fort Sill Blvd., Lawton, OK 73507

February 28 – Elk City
Elk City High School, Hospitality Room
1221 N Pioneer Rd, Elk City, Oklahoma 73644

March 1 - Woodward
Northwestern Electric Coop, Conference Room
2925 Williams Ave., Woodward, Oklahoma 73801

March 2 - Shawnee
Gordon Cooper Tech Center, Skylab 2

One John C Bruton Boulevard, Shawnee, OK 74804a

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 February 14, 2018