ESU 5 offers Erate services to area school districts

ESU 5 is the administrative agency for Southeast Nebraska Distance Learning Consortium (SNDLC).  One of the services provided by SNDLC is the management of the Erate process..

ESU 5 Erate Services manages the Erate process for school districts within ESU 3, 4, 5 and 6.

The Erate program provides federal funding to school districts for telecommunication services, such as their wide area network connection, and also Category 2 funding for core network equipment.  Natalie Coffin, ESU 5 Erate Specialist, works with all the entities on all stages of the process.  This includes, but is not limited to, writing RFP documents, submitting all Erate applications, managing the application review process and processing requests for reimbursement.  For FY2023, the total Erate funding requested was $ 2,437,312.06.

FY2023 Erate Services Report

ESU 5 Erate Services continues to grow each year.

ESU 5 Erate Services has gained several new schools over the past few years that include several parochial schools in the Omaha region and now one in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

There are currently 61 schools that receive these services.

FY2023 Summary

I am so grateful that the ESU had so many specialists to work with my son, because now I know what to do to help my child with autism. The speech pathologist and occupational therapist from the ESU have allowed him to gain more than I ever expected him to. I don’t know what I would have done without them.
The best part of working at ESU 5 is the people I work with!
ESU 5 Staff Member
ESU 5 is a wonderful place to work! My co-workers are helpful, friendly and supportive.
ESU 5 Staff Member