Janice Meyers Educational Consulting

Understanding the Scope of E-Rate Work

In order to clarify the scope of work involved in the E-Rate process we have created this summary of tasks Janice Meyers Educational Consulting, LLC will undertake on your behalf:


  • Working with the school to determine the eligibility rate (reimbursement rate)
  • Conducting a needs analysis of technology needs
  • Preparing and analyzing the survey method if necessary

RFP Preparation

  • Preparing Requests for Proposal
  • Posting RFP on JHMEDU.com
  • Sending RFP’s to prospective bidders
  • Receiving completed bids and analyzing the bids (analysis is an optional service)

470 & 471 Forms

  • Collect all information required for submission of 470 & 471 forms
  • Complete and submit 470 & 471 forms

Program Compliance

  • Answering all PIA (Program Integrity Assurance) questions
  • Answering all Cost Effective and Special Compliance Review questions
  • Filing SPIN (Service Provider Invoice Number) changes
  • Filing Invoice Extension requests

Additional Paperwork

  • Provide direction and information in the process and submission of form 486
  • Filing of the BEAR(Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement Form)
  • Filing the SPI (Service Provider Invoice Form)
  • Filing of Form 500 if needed

Personalized Support

  • Maintaining the Quarterly Disbursement Reports
  • Helping the school(s) set up a 10 year E-Rate record retention system to prepare for FCC audits
  • Availability to answer general and specific E-Rate/SLD questions


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