1) E-rate Category 1
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has a universal service Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as the E-rate Program. E-rate Category 1 helps ensure that schools and libraries can obtain high-speed Internet access and telecommunications at affordable rates. AT&T, Spectrum and Verizon FIOS are examples of companies that provide internet access.
2) E-Rate Category 2
This program consists of the internal connections equipment or services necessary to bring internet service into, and provide it throughout, schools and libraries.
This would include the wiring, switches & access points (i.e., wireless capability) which make-up your school network.
3) Funds for Learning (FFL)
Funds For Learning (FFL) helps schools and libraries navigate the E-rate process, reducing the burden, increasing success and documenting compliance. The Archdiocese has hired them to help all of the schools with their E-rate Category 1 & 2 paperwork.
Schools can contact them directly for E-rate Category 1 help. If you would like to contact FFL, here is the info:
Verlyne Jolley, Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org
The Archdiocese uses FFL to help with the E-rate Category 2 Consortium projects.