OUSF Special Services Training (Schools and Libraries)

These sessions are designed to assist school and library technical directors, systems designers, and e-rate personnel in complying with OUSF requirements.  Participants will be trained in the use of OUSF forms and procedural processes.  Feel free to invite other participants in the fund, including any consultants working with your entity.

Participants may bring location specific questions to address with the onsite experts conducting the session. To request a training session in your area please contact Maura Shortt or Richard McKay at (405)521-4114 or through email at OUSF@occemail.com.


  • Beneficiary guidance for stating bandwidth in the request for bids (November 20, 2017).
  • School and library guidance for requesting eligible services on the FCC Form 470 (November 20, 2017)

    Schools and Libraries

    Free E-Rate & OUSF Training for Schools, Libraries
    The Oklahoma State Department of Education, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission Public Utility Division and the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) are offering free E-Rate and OUSF training for schools and libraries, along with an update on OpenRange services provided by OMES for schools and libraries.

    This is for all schools and libraries.  Even if you use a consultant, you are encouraged to attend so you will know why your consultant is asking for certain information.

    Click here to access registration for all locations.

    Please note that all training sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Training locations and details:

    February 9 - Oklahoma City
    Francis Tuttle Tech Center, Business Center
    12777 N. Rockwell Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73142

    February 12 - Poteau
    Kiamichi Tech Center, Seminar E
    1509 S. McKenna St., Poteau, OK 74953

    February 13 - McAlester
    Eastern Oklahoma College, Clark Bass Building (Room 232)
    1802 College Ave., McAlester, OK 74501

    February 14 - Tulsa
    Union High School, Tiered Lecture Room 1707
    6636 S. Mingo Rd., Tulsa, OK 74133

    February 21 - Durant
    Kiamichi Technology Center, Telecom 1
    810 Waldron Rd., Durant, OK 74701

    February 23 - Stillwater
    Meridian Tech Center, Room 102 & 103
    1312 S. Sangre Rd., Stillwater, OK 74074

    February 27 - Lawton
    Lawton Public Schools Administration, Tech Center
    753 Fort Sill Blvd., Lawton, OK 73507

    February 28 - Elk City
    Elk City High School, Hospitality Room
    1221 N. Pioneer Rd., Elk City, OK 73644

    March 1 - Woodward
    Northwestern Electric Coop, Conference Room
    2925 Williams Ave., Woodward, OK 73801

    March 2 - Shawnee
    Gordon Cooper Tech Center, Skylab 2
    1 John C Bruton Blvd., Shawnee, OK 74804

    If you have questions, contact Kurt Bernhardt, Executive Director of Education Technology, at kurt.bernhardt@sde.ok.gov.


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    Service Providers

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    Past Events

    Introduction to OUSF, RHC and OpenRange
    This webinar, presented in collaboration with the Office of Management and Enterprise Services - Information Services Division, will provide an overview of the Oklahoma Universal Service Fund, a high level overview and deadlines for the Rural Health Care Program for Rural applicants, and an overview of the Oklahoma OpenRange project.

    December 7     10:00 AM
    December 11   10:00 AM
    December 14    9:00 AM

    Online - See Training Slides

    Competitive Bidding Requirements and  OUSF Funding 
    The Oklahoma Universal Service Fund requires that beneficiaries conduct a fair and open competitive bidding process when requesting funds. The OUSF requirements are fully compatible with RHC, but also are more stringent. This webinar will provide details about the competitive bidding requirements, how changes in the rules affect the requirement, contract limitations, and how funding is determined.

    December 7    2:00 PM
    December 11  3:00 PM
    December 14  2:00 PM

    Online - See Training Slides

    November 30, 2017 - E-rate/ OUSF Webinar
    Location: Online
    Time: 8:30-12:30
    Registration Link
    Webinar will be recorded, but please register to receive notification of recordings.

    Informational Telecom Meeting - Presented on October 11, 2017     

    OUSF/E-rate Training for Schools and Libraries, September 2017
    Click here for the Schools and Libraries presentation slides

    September 11 - Oklahoma City
    Location: Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OKC-Access Road off of I-44)
    Oklahoma City, OK

    September 12 - Ada
    Location: Pontotoc Tech Center, Room 410
    Ada, OK

    September 13 - Durant
    Location: Kiamichi Tech Center, Conference Room
    Durant, OK

    September 19 - Tulsa
    Location: Union High School, Tiered Lecture Room 1708
    Tulsa, OK

    September 20 - Afton
    Location: Northeast Tech Center
    Afton, OK

    September 21 - Muskogee
    Location: Indian Capital Tech Center, Brackeen Center Room 500
    Muskogee, OK

    September 22 - E-rate Consultants Webinar
    Location: Online

    September 26 - Lawton
    Location: Lawton Schools Administration, Technology Center (separate building east of administration building)
    Lawton, OK

    September 27 - Weatherford
    Location: Western Technology Center
    Weatherford, OK

    September 28 - Woodward
    Location: Northwestern Electric Coop
    Woodward, OK

    OUSF Workshop for Service Providers, August 2017

    August 29 - Oklahoma City
    Location: Conference Room E123, Oklahoma Judicial Center,
    Click here for the Service Provider presentation slides

    Click here for the OUSF Case Processing Training Powerpoint August 2, 2017 for OCC Desk Week

    OUSF Health Care Recipients Webinar


    May 30, 2017

    May 30, 2017

    May 30, 2017

    June 5, 2017

    June 5, 2017

    June 7, 2017

    June 7, 2017

    Location: https://www.uberconference.com/dfincher

    March 31, 2017 - E-rate Webinar
    Time: 8:30-12:15
    Location: Webinar

    March 30, 2017 - Healthcare - Changes to the OUSF & Effect on Funding for Healthcare
    Time: 9:30 - 10:15
    Location: Online Webinar

    March 29, 2017 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Location: Union Multipurpose Activity Center (UMAC)

    March 28, 2017 - Healthcare - Changes to the OUSF & Effect on Funding for Healthcare
    Time: 10:30 - 11:15
    Location: Online Webinar

    March 2, 2017 - Woodward, Oklahoma
    Location: High Plains Tech Center

    March 1, 2017 - Weatherford, Oklahoma
    Western Tech Center (Business Center)

    February 28, 2017 - Lawton, Oklahoma
    Lawton Public Schools Administration Tech Center

    February 21, 2017 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Tulsa Union Service Center

    February 16, 2017 - Durant, Oklahoma
    Kiamichi Tech Center (Durant Campus Rm. 410)

    February 15, 2017 - Ada, Oklahoma
    Pontotoc Tech Center

    February 13, 2017 - Wayne, Oklahoma
    Mid-America Tech Center Conference Room

    February 10, 2017 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Association of Oklahoma Electric Cooperatives
                   (OKC-Access Road off of I-44)