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Funds For Learning® is a professional firm specializing in the federal E-rate funding program. Our mission is to provide high-quality consulting and support services for the needs of E rate program participants. We consult with clients to help them understand, effectively utilize, and maintain compliance with E-rate rules and regulations. We help prepare and submit paperwork, and we interact with program administrators on our clients' behalf.
Nationwide Consulting Knowledge & Experience
Since 1997, Funds For Learning has consulted with applicants nationwide. We currently serve over 700 clients in all 50 states, and have individually prepared nearly 11,000 funding requests. Our school clients, located in both urban and rural areas, range in size from a few hundred students to hundreds of thousands of students. In 2012, Funds For Learning school clients:
The breadth and diversity of our client base increases our knowledge and experience, allowing us to better serve each of our clients. If you are an E-rate applicant, please contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help your school or library.
Here is what some of our clients have to say.
E-rate Manager® Service
Funds For Learning is the developer of an award-winning web-based service called E-rate Manager. This tool helps program participants prepare and organize their paperwork and stay on top of all their E rate information. E rate Manager provides easy access to Form preparation wizards, historical E-rate funding data, and on-demand E-rate training modules. The service comes in two varieties ‐ one for applicants and one for service providers.
To maintain our expertise and provide consistent quality service, Funds For Learning has built a team of professionals with over 170 years of combined E-rate experience. Our team of 30+ professionals is well skilled with 26 bachelor degrees and six graduate/post-graduate degrees, including three Juris Doctorates, one Certified Public Accountant, numerous graduate degrees in Business, Management and Communications, and multiple professional and technical certifications.
Although no formal regulation exists governing E-rate consultants, Funds For Learning has established and implemented several self-imposed professional consulting standards for our firm. Each staff member is required to comply with the Funds For Learning Code of Conduct, the E-mpa® Code of Ethics, and a Code of Client Confidentiality.
In addition to helping our school and library clients apply for support, Funds For Learning is an active advocate for all E-rate stakeholders. Our web site is visited by thousands of people each month for free news, updates and other information about the E-rate program. We also support efforts to reform the E-rate program and increase funding for schools.
For example, in 2010, an additional $599 million was funded for 2,954 schools and libraries because of the FCC's Funds For Learning Order. This order was a direct result of our petition, on behalf of all schools and libraries nationwide, to provide additional funding for internal connections projects. More recently, Funds For Learning submitted a petition requesting that more funding be allocated to support E-rate applicants.
Additional information concerning these and other efforts is available on our Advocacy page.
To find out more about Funds For Learning services, or to request client references, please call (405) 341-4140 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.