E-Rate FY 2019 Inflation Factor Announced by FCC

Per USAC’s News Brief released this past Friday, The FCC announced an inflation factor of 2.2% for FY2019.

Based on the new factor, the rounded calculations for FY2019 Category Two budgets are:

  • Schools = Number of students * $159.67
  • Libraries with an IMLS locale code of 11, 12, or 21 = Total square footage * $5.32
  • Libraries with other IMLS locale codes = Total square footage * $2.45
  • Budget floor = $9,793.04

When calculating your remaining Category 2 budget, remember that the Category 2 Budget Lookup Tool in EPC does not reflect commitments from FY2015.  Also, as of last weekend, the tool has not been updated to reflect the new FY 2019 budget factors.

If you have questions, or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Lorrie Germann
State E-Rate Coordinator
On behalf of the Ohio Department of Education
Office: 740-223-2420
Cell: 740-253-1153

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