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E-Rate Cat 2 Budgets

February 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm


The FCC has made permanent the “Category 2 budget” approach that was adopted as part of the 2014 Modernization Orders. This is a very positive development for applicants because it allows for more efficient long-term planning and less administrative burden. These changes will also streamline the review process and help incentivize smaller applicants to access their Category Two funding.

This webinar will focus on calculating a Category 2 budget for your district and identifying E-Rate eligible needs for the coming year. That way, you can be certain that you are using available funds as efficiently as possible.

Mindy Fiscus

Mindy Fiscus is the Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center. She has 20 years of educational technology experience in IL. In her current role, she also serves as one of the IL State E-rate Coordinators, board member and IL representative to the State Technology Directors’ Association. She supports districts with the application process for E-rate, a federal program focused on providing cost-effective internet access and network equipment for schools and libraries. She also supports state and federal initiatives related to implementing personalized, research-based digital learning strategies and identifying exemplary sources of digital content. Mindy serves as a member of the Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative, a partnership with ISBE, DoIT and the IL Governor’s office. She works out of the ROE 12 office in Robinson, IL.


February 2
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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Online / Statewide