CIPA Tools

Sample RFI Questions

The E-rate Task Force has prepared a list of questions that libraries may find useful to include in the Requests for Information they send to vendors of filters or other technology designed to meet CIPA requirements.

Total Cost of Ownership Worksheets

The E-rate Task Force has prepared several Excel spreadsheets to help library administrators capture, understand and compare the overall costs of filtering. This is a beta release of the spreadsheets.
  • Tool to compare the costs of filtering to the benefits of E-rate discounts (Excel document): TCO.xls
  • Populated sample spreadsheet provided as an example (Excel document): sample.xls
  • Tool to compare costs from different filtering vendors (Excel document): compare.xls