Kan-ed has setup a toll free hotline that will be staffed by E-Rate consultants and will be dedicated to Kansas entities.
Phone #: 866-372-8302 (866-ERATE02) or call Don Brown at Kan-ed from 8 to 4 p.m. at 785-296-0519
Hours: M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm
Kan-ed 2.0 & E-rate
Kan-ed Form 471 Info (2/16/12)
Federal Government Announced E-Rate Application Window
Why is Kan-ed filing for E-Rate funds?
Kan-ed receives E-Rate funding for Telecom Services that it provides to its members. Funding is based on membership of “eligible entities.” Kan-ed membership includes K-12 schools, public libraries, institutions of higher learning and hospitals. Funds received for E-Rate are returned to Kan-ed member organizations in the form of grants and subsidies.
Will Kan-ed’s E-Rate filing or Kan-ed subsidies effect my organization’s individual E-Rate application?
No, Kan-ed receives E-Rate funding for Telecom Services only (basic phone service, data networks, cellphones, etc.) and E-Rate discounts are not affected by Kan-ed subsidies per the Telecom Act of 1996.
Why does my organization need to submit these forms to Kan-ed every year?
Kan-ed’s ability to provide grants and free and low cost connectivity to members is contingent upon E-Rate funding. By law, Kan-ed is required to collect the Children Internet Protection Act (CIPA) form on an annual basis. Additionally, the Letter of Agency is collected at that time.
Why is Kan-ed asking for the LOA and CIPA forms now? Last year, my organization had until November/December to submit these forms.
This year, Kan-ed staff wanted to collect these forms prior to any holiday or semester breaks. Also by collecting these earlier in the funding year, we have more time to handle issues that may arise during the collecting or filing process.
Can I sign these forms electronically?
No, we ask that you do not sign these forms electronically. Physically signing and faxing both forms ensures accuracy and legitimacy to these forms.
I do not believe I am the right person in my organization to sign these forms.
The person who should sign these forms is the administrator of your organization or the person that has authority for filing E-Rate applications. If you are not that person, please forward to the appropriate person or call Mandi Peters, (785) 532-3423, who will update your organization contact information, if necessary, and send the forms to the correct contact in your organization.
Once I send my signed forms via fax, how will I know they were received and accepted?
Once the forms have been submitted to the fax number supplied, you should receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. If you do not receive confirmation, you should email Mandi Peters at
Who do I contact if I have questions about these forms or E-Rate?
E-Rate questions or how these forms relate to the E-Rate application process:
BTU Consulting at the E-Rate hotline—(866) 372-8302
Don Brown, Kan-ed E-Rate Coordinator—(785) 296-0519 or
Logistical questions regarding the fax number or contact information for your organization:
Mandi Peters, (785) 532-3423 or
Kansas schools E-Rate Coordinator:
Melinda Stanley, Kansas Department of Education—(785) 296-1204 or
Kansas libraries E-Rate Coordinator:
Jeff Hixon, State Library of Kansas Deputy Director Statewide Resource Sharing—(785) 296-3154 or
Children Internet Protection Act (CIPA) form
Is there an example of the type of information to include on the CIPA form?
Yes, please view our example CIPA form.
What are the compliance criteria for CIPA?
Here’s a policy primer that outlines what school administrators must do to comply with CIPA: Internet Safety Policies and CIPA (PDF) and a checklist (PDF) that walks you through the compliance factors.
Letter of Agency (LOA)
Where can I find the Billed Entity Number (BEN)?
Use the USAC Billed Entity Search.
What is a technology plan?
The USAC ‘s webpage “Step 2: Technology Planning” explains the elements that need to be included in the technology plan, the scope and timeframe, the approval process, plus more information.
Does my organization need a technology plan?
Kan-ed no longer requires proof of a technology plan from schools or libraries as part of the E-Rate consortium filing. However, members may still be required to complete a technology plan for entities other than Kan-ed, or if they are applying separately for Priority 2 goods and services.
More Online Resources
Kan-ed 2.0 FAQ’s
Links to the LOA and CIPA