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E-Rate Funding

We provide high end quality service to ensure that you can continue to focus on your students and curriculum while knowing your funding is secure

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Simplify your E-Rate Application Process

With the E-rate process constantly changing, it can be hard to stay on top of the latest requirements and policies. Three reasons you should hire Garber Consulting to help navigate the process:

Maximizing your benefit

Preventing rejected applications

Free support in case of audit

Our process

Start to Finish E-Rate Support

With over 15 years of experience and working with over 70 districts across the country, we know how to help your school win.

Strategic Planning

Using our proprietary planning exercise we determine your school’s technology needs for the short and long term.


We understand the importance of promptly submitting material required to keep the process moving forward to completion while maintaining compliance according to the federal guidelines.

Project Management

Using a detailed project management approach we ensure on-time and accurate submissions of the grant application throughout the funding year.


We manage the entire grant application process and will ensure that your school’s awarded funds are fully disbursed.

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Our Services

Everything you need to maximize your E-Rate Funding

Federal Funds Management

We provide Full life-cycle management of the eRate application process.

Technology Blue Print

We offer a plan and approach to determine what technologies will best meet your school's goals and objectives.

Project Management

We can manage your strategic technology projects to ensure successful outcomes and timeline compliance.

Client Testimonials

"Starting a new charter school is incredibly daunting and putting together the E-Rate application is probably the most intimidating part. Melissa made the process so easy.  She made everything feel accessible, worked with all our potential vendors, and took care of the whole process from soup to nuts.  That was eight years ago, and we have worked with Melissa every year.  She's the best in the business."

Arthur Samuels
Executive Director | MESA Charter High School

"Garber Consulting Group has played an essential role in our network's efforts to access and maximize E-Rate funding for the past 8 years.  Melissa brings a disciplined management style to everything she does, making an inherently complicated process that we would not be able to navigate otherwise seem orderly and simple.  She has a quiet confidence and is a pleasure to work with, and most importantly, she consistently delivers the results that we depend on her for."

Prospect Schools
Brooklyn, New York

"They helped us navigate the otherwise-overwhelming complexities of the E-Rate program with skill and deftness. Their approach has always been positive and supportive, even when we are not as attentive to the details as we would ideally be as we focus on running our schools. We are grateful for the degree of financial support that Garber Consulting has secured for us, and equally appreciative of the flexibility and good humor that come with that support."

Andrew Solomon
Chief Financial Officer | Excel Academy Charter School

"Working with Melissa has been a *major* source of calm over the past 5 years. Everything is early, we are super informed of any changes in policy, and Melissa might be the most professional, smart, and organized person we interact with as an organization EVER. The result is that our small schools are able to make long-term, multi-year financial and infrastructure plans knowing for certain that we can rely on them! It's been a huge help as we've grown and expanded rapidly! We couldn't be happier or feel luckier to work together!"

Kyle Smitley,
Executive Director/Founder
Detroit Achievement Academy Charter School

"Starting a new charterschool is incredibly daunting and putting together the E-Rate application is probably the most intimidating part.  It happens quickly, is highly technical, and can feel completely overwhelming.  Melissa made the process so easy.  She made everything feel accessible, worked with all our potential vendors, and took care of the whole process from soup to nuts. That was eight years ago, and we have worked with Melissa every year. She's the best in the business."

Jennifer Brady
Senior Director of Regional Operations
Albany Community Charter School

Before Mrs Garber was hired, I had to take 2 days off my schedule just to complete forms. Previous consultants were not nearly as engaged or as proficient and attentive to the needs and details of our school.  Since hiring Mrs Garber, my schedule is free to perform my job duties andI know Mrs Garber has completed everything perfectly even thinking of many things I would have omitted.   We have had several consultants over the years but after finding Mrs. Garber we will not change. She is/was instrumental in helping us build and maintain our new school network.

Phill Schmidt
IT Director
Kihei Public Charter School
Kihei, Hawaii

"Navigating the E-Rate process can be daunting, especially when you’re a large, national network of charter schools spread across multiple states with multiple governing boards.  Melissa and Garber Consulting helped LighthouseAcademies streamline its approach, building a consortium of districts that simplified filing requirements and our RFP process while maximizing available funding.  Melissa’s organized approach and professionalism is unmatched; I highly recommend Melissa and Garber Consulting for all E-Rate service needs."

Casey Muse
Chief Technology Officer
Lighthouse Academies, USA

"Having never filed E-rate before and being short staffed, I found myself in need of some timely expert help.  After looking at several consultants, all of them seemed mostly equal in the services provided.  However, a personal recommendation by a colleague was the deciding factor for us choosing Garber Consulting. 

My first impression of working with Garber Consulting was one of working with a person not a corporation.  I felt like I was working with a personal advisor, one that took the time to get to know our school.  The process of filing the 470 form, collecting the bids, building the bid matrix and filing the 471 form was all handled by Garber Consulting saving me tons of valuable time.  Regular status updates ensured I always knew the status of our application. 

The ability to have a personal relationship and a trust in that person to take you through the full process has significant value; this has been my experience working with Garber Consulting. Melissa has made the E-rate process a painless experience, she is like having a dedicated E-rate person on your staff."

Gregg Whitaker
Director of Technology
Xaverian Brothers High School
Westwood, Massachusetts

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