Your community could be missing a great opportunity. One of the best kept secrets is the FCC’s eRate program. Established as part of a fund that every person who pays a phone bill contributes to, eRate provides money to schools and libraries to build network infrastructure that benefits low-income populations.
Millions of dollars have been awarded to communities nationwide. The good news is that more money is available. The bad news is, the eRate is unknown to many people, and it’s plenty confusing to sort through the maze of bureaucratic procedures to win and use the money.
Shining light on eRate and how you can tap into this fund is Gary Rawson, State E-rate Coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services. Rawson provides valuable information that shows you how to put this program to work for you while highlighting some of the great success stories in Mississippi.