E-rate Training

Fall 2023/2024 E-rate Training in Kansas

In person training sessions will be provided by Don Dietrich of BTU Consultants to explain the opportunities and requirements of the E-Rate program for KS schools.

There will be six half-day sessions from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of the E-rate program
  • Benefits and requirements of participation
  • EPC login, maintenance and examples
  • Finding your E-Rate History and Cat2 Budget
  • Applying for E-Rate
    • Form 470 and RFP requirements
    • Form 471 details
    • PIA Review
  • E-Rate Approval and Acceptance
    • Form 486 to accept funding
    • Form 500 to make changes
    • BEARs vs Discounts – getting reimbursed
    • Record Keeping and Audit Preparation
  • Q&A session

The focus will be an interactive dialog with step-by-step examples.

Handouts will be provided at the classes and will be available online prior to the sessions.


Date: Monday, November 13th, 2023-Salina
Smoky Hill Education Service Center - KSDE Fall Training Updates for E-Rate (wildapricot.org)

Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 2023-Hutchinson
[F2F] KSDE- 2023 Annual Fall E-rate Training – ESSDACK Marketplace

Date: Wednesday, November 15th, 2023-Sublette
KSDE Fall 2023 E-Rate Training Event Registration (google.com)

Date: Thursday, November 16th, 2023-Hays:
Smoky Hill Education Service Center - KSDE Fall Training Updates for E-Rate (wildapricot.org)

Date: Wednesday, November 29th, 2023-Girard
KSDE: E-Rate - Girard - Session Details (greenbush.org)

Date: Thursday, November 30th, 2023-Lawrence
KSDE: E-Rate - Lawrence - Session Details (greenbush.org)


Dates: Tuesday, January 9th, 2023 9-11:30am
Tuesday, January 16th, 2023 1-3:30pm
Course: E-Rate 2024, Topic: Training Date Selection (ksde.org)

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Email: erate@ksde.org

To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations or for more information please contact the Office of General Counsel at ogc@ksde.org or by 785-296-3204.