The California Teleconnect Fund Program (CTF) program provides qualified schools, libraries, hospitals and other non-profit organizations up to a 50% discount* off select communication services offered by CCT in California. (Actual discounts for schools and libraries may vary based on application of federal E-rate discounts.)
CCT SERVICES ELIGIBLE FOR CTF DISCOUNTS
Note: The California Public Utilities Commission will no longer fund Voice Services discounts as of July 1, 2019.
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The CPUC categorizes CTF eligible entities into four different groups:
1. Community Based Organizations (non-profits)
2. Schools and Libraries (E-Rate)
3. Hospitals & Health Clinics
4. Community Colleges
Note: The program was established by Decision 96-10-066 on October 25, 1996. In this decision, the California Public Utilities Commission reaffirmed its commitment to universal service, and created the CTF program in accordance with state and federal directives. The program is funded through a surcharge on all customers that purchase intrastate telecommunications services.
California Teleconnect Fund Program Application Process
For newly approved applicants, the discount begins on the date application was received by the CPUC provided you have contacted CCT within 30 days of receiving approval notification. Following the receipt of your first bill, please allow 1-2 billing cycles for the CTF subsidy to appear on your account once notification has been sent.
If you are an organization receiving the federal E-Rate subsidy in conjunction with the CTF subsidy, please ensure to notify CCT of your funding method selection. Per the CPUC’s website, “Administrative Letter No. 14 eliminates the option of Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement (BEAR) E-Rate funding method for CTF participants.”