Hillary Hall

Public Funding Advisor

Hillary joined Cisco in November of 2009, by way of Tandberg. Working to learn the industry through an inside sales role, she was always interested in the world of grants and public funding. She joined the Public Funding Office in 2011, where she has held a position ever since. Hillary has always enjoyed working with public sector entities, and was always fascinated with the ability to connect our valuable customers with alternative options to help fund their programmatic and technology needs.

Prior to joining Cisco, Hillary held several sales, marketing, and communications positions with companies including Nordstrom and Precept Wine Brands. These companies helped Hillary build a fundamental basis of exceptional customer service and always putting her clients first.

Hillary holds a BA in Communications from the University of Washington, and is currently working on her Project Management Professional Certification through online classes. Outside of work, Hillary enjoys skiing, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and Boxer.


September 29, 2022


Leveraging the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

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Learn how you can leverage over $1 Billion in Federal funding to help your state or local government defend against growing cyber threats.

June 6, 2022


Get an Early Start on E-rate Planning

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Get the guide to kick-start your E-rate planning and maximize your share of over 4 billion dollars for school or library networks.

October 6, 2021


Public Funding: Changing the Game?

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Cisco's Public Funding Office can help you leverage over $500 Billion in available public funding for education, healthcare, and government. Simplify your journey to IT modernization, thanks to Cisco.

April 4, 2017


Cisco + E-rate Brings Digital Learning to Life

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Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, Texas had a big challenge. They were looking to create an academy focused on specialized student learning, as well as creating a 1:1 learning network for their incoming freshman students. Despite being near the border of Mexico and serving a number of low-income families and at-risk students, they […]

February 1, 2018


E-rate Won’t Fund Your Entire Solution? Consider These Other Options

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E-rate only funds certain technologies, and successful schools develop a comprehensive funding strategy, identifying matching funds, grants, and other programs to help make up the difference.