Leverage the Opportunities Available through the E-Rate Program

The New Jersey School Boards Association has partnered with E-Rate Consulting, Inc. (ERC) to help school districts and member charter schools throughout New Jersey fully leverage the opportunities available through the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, more commonly known as E-rate. Learn more about E-rate on our resources page.

Over the course of an ongoing three-year partnership between NJSBA and ERC, members have requested more than $55 million in funding support and increased their Internet bandwidth while reducing associated costs.

ERC is part of the NJSBA cooperative pricing system, which eliminates the need for your district to undergo the competitive bidding process. Districts belonging to the NJSBA Cooperative Pricing System through ACES membership (see the full list of ACES members), can begin working with ERC using the NJSBA procurement number #E-8801-NJSBA ACES-CPS at any time. If you are not a member of ACES and would like to join the NJSBA Cooperative Pricing System, your district must pass a resolution.

About E-Rate Consulting, Inc. (ERC)

For over 15 years, ERC has provided comprehensive E-rate compliance and process management services to school districts throughout New Jersey. However, as compared to most other E-Rate consultants, ERC provides more than basic administrative support.  It offers an end-to-end process management solution so that your team can focus on their core functions and objectives. Moreover, its team possesses deep knowledge and understanding of the services and technologies deployed by school districts and member charter schools, as well as the governing state procurement laws and regulations (Title 18A:18A-1 et seq.).

ERC understands that each school district or member charter school will confront its own unique challenges as it works to prepare its student population for continued success. As hybrid/digital learning models quickly become the standard, school districts and member charter schools must anticipate and acclimate to rapid advancements in educational technology and the simultaneous need for increased bandwidth, all while working within increasingly constrained budgets. ERC places great emphasis on understanding each client’s short-term technology needs and long-term goals, thereby allowing them to promptly identify cost-saving opportunities and overcome any related challenges.

The NJSBA TEC Program

ERC is offered as part of the NJSBA TEC program, which assists schools in becoming future-ready by providing cost-saving alternatives for creating, establishing and continuing the most current digital learning opportunities available for students. Learn more about the NJSBA TEC program via email.

Get Started Today! To learn more or to request a proposal, Contact Vincent LaForgia, President, ERC.

E-Rate Consulting, Inc.
Vincent LaForgia, President
973.200.4815 x 101