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I am an expert in the E-Rate, the Schools & Libraries portion of the Universal Service Fund. I can answer questions for school districts on all topics related to applying for the program and receiving funds.

Experience in the area

When the E-Rate was first implemented, I was trained by the NJ Department of Education to assist schools in obtaining funding. Since then, I have worked inside school districts and as a consultant, getting funding for a wide range of schools and libraries.


E-Rate Management Professionals Association (E-mpa™), Founding Board Member, first Ethics Committee Chairman New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO), Associate Member Monmouth County Association of School Business Officials, Associate Member Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), Associate Member Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials International (PASBO) New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), Allied Member International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Member Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), Individual Member Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA), Private Sector Non-Attorney Member Society for Telecommunications Consultants (STC), Consultant Member New Jersey Library Association (ALA), Corporate Member New Jersey Library Association (NJLA), Commercial Member New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), Member


Keypost, July 2003


Certified E-Rate Management Professional

What do you like about this subject?

The E-Rate has been a catalyst in getting technology into the classroom, and has made the Internet a viable teaching tool.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I want to see all schools and libraries receive E-Rate funding.

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Recent Answers from Dan Riordan

2015-04-27 Paragraph comprehension:

This question as posed cannot be answered.      Saying "The address numbers go up in each direction, north, south, east, and west"  seems to be saying that Long & Taylor is the center of the city's numbering


This is not my expertise, but I'll try.    Without hearing the sentence, I don't know exactly was said, but maybe it was "Today we present unto the least of these...."    "present" is a formal way to say

2014-04-11 E-Rate:

The answer, of course, is that it varies.  Some consultants will charge a percentage of funding received, but most consultants are charging a flat fee.  Also, the fee may depend on more than just the size

2013-10-27 Maths Question:

The Order of Operations is PEMDAS:  Parentheses  Exponents  Multiplication/Division  Addition/Subtraction    So we need to do the multiplication before addition or subtraction.    With the multiplication

2013-09-10 flexible credit for high school music:

First, I will say that you're right, this is outside my expertise.  That said, here is how I would fill out the form:  1. Check the "not offered at Liberty" spot  2. Maybe something like, "I am very interested


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