The 2021 Eligible Service List provides a more in-depth guide of what services are covered.
South Dakota has an E-rate coordinator who provides outreach and training to SD libraries and schools.
Contact the E-rate coordinator to subscribe to SD E-rate listserv messages about training opportunities, filing advice, and deadlines.
Debra M. Kriete, Esq.
South Dakota E-rate Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org / 888-232-0241 (toll free)
South Dakota E-rate webinars are recorded and posted on the SD DOE E-rate webpage.
Libraries accepting federal funding, including E-rate discounts, must comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
What is CIPA?
CIPA stands for the Children's Internet Protection Act. This is a law that was established in 2000 and helps to protect minors from obscene content and abuse on the Internet, among other things. To receive E-rate funding for Category One Internet access and all Category Two services, you must certify that your institution is in compliance with this law.
The protection measures must block or filter internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors).
To comply with CIPA requirements the library must:
Hold a public notice and meeting. You must have one public meeting where you discuss your approach to an Internet Safety Policy. Before the meeting, you're required to advertise the meeting. This can be through an email, a flyer, a phone call, or any way you deem appropriate for your school or library. The meeting announcement should specifically reference the fact that Internet safety will be covered. "Public" here refers to your constituency, whether that's students and parents for schools or library patrons for libraries. For efficiency, you can combine this meeting with another, such as an open school board meeting. The school/library is only required to have the meeting once, ever.
Remember to retain the meeting announcement and an agenda or meeting minutes with your E-rate documents.
Necessary CIPA Documentation