How to Handle E-rate on the Annual Report

Section 3.5: How to report E-rate funds received on your annual report per Jared Leadbetter, E-rate Coordinator

  • For libraries that receive E-rate discounts for telephone service: If you file a BEAR form, the amount of that reimbursement check should be included in section 3.5. in Bibliostat Collect. If you receive discounts on your bill, do not report information here.
  • For libraries that use MSLN for Internet: Do not include any "value of" dollar amounts related to that connection. Libraries are not directly receiving and/or paying funds for this connection.
  • Definition for this 3.5: This includes all federal government funds distributed to public libraries for expenditure by the public libraries, including federal money distributed by the state.