E-Rate is a discount program provided by the Federal Government and funded by telecommunications providers that helps supply schools and libraries with the latest technology pursuant to Section 254(h) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Since 2007 we have received $20.7 million in E-Rate funding for the implementation  and maintenance of Internet services, telephone services, and network hardware to provide our classrooms with the latest technology services. 

The AISD Contract and Procurement Services office has been appointed the purchasing agent for E-Rate.  Formal E-Rate bids and solicitations come through our office and are processed by the technology purchasing team.

For more information please visit the E-Rate website.