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) offer free E-Rate and Oklahoma Universal Service Fund (OUSF) training for schools and libraries.

These trainings take place twice a year around September and February. Check back later for training dates.

Fall 2018 Webinar Recording

View the webinar recording

Slides for Fall 2018 Trainings

OSDE Connect & Learn Initiative (OCLI)
OMES Open Range
FFL E-rate Update

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

Last updated on October 4, 2018