The Kendrick Group, LLC
Founded as Kendrick & Associates in 1996, The Kendrick Group, LLC grew out of political consulting and lobbying for telecomm and educational issues. In 1998, when the Federal Communications Commission, by mandate of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, created the Universal Service Fund Schools and Libraries Program known as E-Rate we saw the challenge and rose to meet it. Gary Kendrick, the founder, took his knowledge of the system and his many years as an executive in private business and started helping schools navigate this difficult and challenging program.
Since 1998 The Kendrick Group has obtained over $125 million for our clients. For the first time ever we are opening up our client roster and accepting more clients. Previously, our clients had been solicited by referral. We kept the list small to ensure quality of service. Now, with the new Educationrate.com Online Services we are prepared to accept more clients and provide better services.
We have developed our Online Services to help small E-rate applicants file and manage their own applications without having to pay the full cost of a consultant. You will be able to view all of your E-Rate funding going back to 1998 and quickly search each FRN as you need. Our Form 471 Data is updated daily from USAC, Monday through Friday. More importantly is our E-Binder modeled after the outline USAC has suggested all school districts follow. Simply upload a copy of your E-rate related files to our servers and you will have access from any location, organized in prepared manner for audits. With the new longer 10 year retention rules, accessibility and organization will be critical.
Our Online Services will also provide you with a list of Funding Changes for your applications, and notification of deadlines approaching so you never miss filing a Form 486 or getting that invoicing completed on time. The goal is to keep you informed and in compliance, to maximize your Funding from the E-rate program.
As a Consultant, we are assisting applicants who want our experience in facing the challenges of filing E-Rate applications and more importantly navigating the minefield of rules that are all too easy to violate by accident. The most feared contact is that letter notifying you of a coming audit. Our clients have completed numerous full audits successfully. When clients receive over $5 million on a single project they tend to fall under closer scrutiny. We are experienced at filing appeals both at the USAC level and the FCC level with a high rate of success rate at both levels.
Join us, and together we will get the most out of the E-rate program.