In addition to blank National School Lunch Program (NSLP) information from your local school district, libraries’ discount calculations may be incomplete for a different reason.
Now that the filing window for schools and school districts is over (and their discount rates are locked in to EPC), their information should be available to use for library and consortium discount calculations.
But some library and consortium applicants might discover that their discount rates are still partially blank (incomplete). Today we’ll talk about how to find out if that’s the case for your application, and what to do if it is.
Here, we’ll break down what these codes are for, and how to find yours.
A consortium is a group of entities that apply together, usually to aggregate demand in order to lower prices. A statewide application is when a state’s purchasing department (or other state agency) applies on behalf of all schools and libraries in the state.
Calculate a consortium’s discount
To calculate the discount for a consortium or statewide application:
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.
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.