OpenRange E-rate program
- The form 471 is due no later than 10:59 PM Central time on March 26th, but we suggest starting a couple of weeks early as the new form is substantially different from the old form. Ask your vendors to provide their information in a compatible template. Click here to view the templates.
- If you have not yet filed your form 470 to request services, or you are intending to file a 470 for additional services, you will want to do so in the next couple of weeks as it must be open 28 days before you can file form 471.
- Contracts may not contain a price confidentiality clause unless there is a local rule or policy that requires them. If you have questions, please contact the E-Rate Help Desk or the State E-Rate Coordinator.
State E-rate Coordinator
State E-rate Coordinator and Education Project Manager
About the OpenRange E-rate Program
E-rate was created by the U.S. Telecommunications Act of 1996 to ensure that schools and libraries, particularly those in low-income and rural areas, have affordable access to telecommunications, internet services and related technology equipment. The federal E-rate program dispenses $2.25 billion annually; Oklahoma schools and libraries may apply for the states $50 million allotment.
OpenRange has partnered with Funds For Learning, a nationally recognized E-rate consulting firm, to provide Oklahoma schools and libraries with complimentary E-rate support services, including a help desk with real time assistance with common E-rate questions, live and prerecorded online E-rate training sessions and special news and information updates delivered via email. Use these services today.