What is ErateSync?
ErateSync is a cloud service that enables E-rate entities to manage and centralize annual records for compliance with the FCC’s E-rate documentation retention requirements. With ErateSync, funding records are automatically imported from USAC, Google Drive, or local drive - all in one centralized location - by the annual Funding Year.
Most importantly, ErateSync has been designed from the ground up to protect sensitive annual compliance records. ErateSync's cloud storage platform encrypts files at rest, which protects stored files from unauthorized access. ErateSync does not have access to user data, and usage information is not sold to advertisers or other third-parties.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that program participants retain all documents necessary to demonstrate compliance with the statute and Commission rules regarding the application for, receipt, and delivery of services receiving schools and libraries discounts. Schools, libraries, and service providers are subject to both random audits and other audits (or investigations) to examine an entity’s compliance with the statute and the Commission’s rules initiated at the Commission's discretion, USAC, or another authorized governmental oversight body.
The FCC adopted the E-rate Modernization Order on July 11, 2014, extending the document retention period to 10 years after the latter of the last day of the applicable funding year or the service delivery deadline for the funding request. Click here for more information on the FCC’s Documentation requirements.
ErateSync is a subsidiary of EdTechnologyFunds, Inc., which was founded in 2010 by Beverly Sutherland to help schools and libraries get funding from the FCC’s E-rate program 21st Century network infrastructures.
Beverly, a former software engineer and worldwide product manager started EdTechnologyFunds (a division of Sutherland Consulting Group) to believe that technology can be a “game-changer” in students' lives their families like it has been for Beverly and members of her family. Education and library organizations have the inspiring yet arduous task of determining how to best prepare buildings, teachers, and communities for 21st Century learning.
ErateSync extends on that vision by making the management of critical funding records easier and accessible to all organizations, including those located in the country's urban and rural areas. Maintaining compliance with the federal and local requirements is no longer an obstacle in getting the funding needed to support on-campus and remote learning.