Category Two budgets for non-instructional facilities (NIFs)

Post 26 - Category Two budgets for NIFs

Another big point of interest for E-rate applicants is how to account for non-instructional facilities (NIFs) in a Category Two budget.

Non-instructional facilities do not get their own Category Two budget because they are not a school or a library. But there are some cases where schools/libraries can cost allocate part of their budget to a NIF, if the NIF building is essential to deliver service to a school/library, for example, it houses a piece of equipment that is shared between schools/libraries.

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Calculating Library E-rate Discounts

Post 21 E-rate discount for library or library system

The E-rate Program discount for libraries is based on the poverty level in the school district it (or its main branch) is located in, and its urban/rural status.

The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) will calculate the discount as part of your form. But to see it in advance, you need to calculate the discount yourself. Today we’ll cover how to calculate E-rate discounts for libraries and library systems.

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Calculating School E-rate Discounts

Post 20 Calculate your e-rate discount school district or school

The E-rate Program discount for a school district is based on its poverty level, and its urban/rural status.

The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) will calculate the discount based on the information you provide in your school district’s profile. But to see it in advance, you can calculate the discount yourself. Today we’ll cover how to calculate E-rate discounts for school districts and schools.

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