Eric developed NCCE’s E-rate program in 2015 as a way of ensuring equitable access to learning through technology across the regional, but especially in small rural communities. By bringing diverse stakeholders together from government, not-for-profit, and private sectors, Eric has completed several initiatives to bring fiber-based internet to rural communities by way of anchor institutes-often at no cost to the schools. Additionally, Eric supports schools’ and libraries’ strategic planning process regarding technology integration and helps them develop a plan that supports their budget and other constraints.
Eric is skilled at helping others understand and comply with this complex and dynamic Federal program including developing quality processes to identify and prevent violations.
Trained as an anthropology and brought up in the human services and education fields, Eric recognizes and appreciates the diversity of our region yet understands that resources are often inequitable distributed. Through E-rate and other programs, Eric brings in over $10 million in new revenues each year to partner schools and libraries, thereby ensuring equal access to necessary resources. See below to learn more about Eric’s work.
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