Lorrie Germann
State E-Rate Coordinator
Email |lorrie.germann@education.ohio.gov
Phone | 740-223-2420   Cell | 740-253-1153

Ohio E-Rate News

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E-Rate FY 2019 Inflation Factor Announced by FCC

Good Morning E-Rate Community,Per USAC’s News Brief released this past Friday, The FCC announced an inflation factor of 2.2% for FY2019.Based on the new factor, the rounded calculations for FY2019 Category Two budgets are:

Schools = Number of students * $159.67

Libraries with an IMLS locale code of 11, 12, or 21 = Total square footage * $5.32

Libraries with other IMLS locale codes = Total square footage * $2.45

Budget floor = $9,793.04

When calculating your remaining Category 2 budget, remember that the Category 2 Budget Lookup Tool in EPC does not reflect commitments from FY2015.  Also, as of last weekend, the tool has not been updated to reflect the new FY 2019 budget factors.

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October 2018 MR-81 Now Available

The Ohio Department of Education has released the October 2018 MR-81 document. To retrieve a copy, go to my website at www.ohio-k12.help/erate . It’s located

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