E-rate: Universal Service Fund E-rate for Iowa Districts and Schools
Public school districts, nonpublic schools, area education agencies and public libraries are eligible to apply for funding under the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) "E-rate" Program. E-rate provides discounts on telecommunications services (such as telephone service and data circuits), Internet, and internal connections (such as routers and switches).
Form 471 Webinars
USAC has announced the deadline for filing E-rate funding year 2016 form 471. The form 471 must be submitted no later than 10:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 29. In preparation for filing form 471, the following webinar is designed to get you started with the important updating of information in the new E-rate portal EPC. For those unable to attend, a recording will be posted to this webpage sometime after the February 11 webinar date.
E-rate funding year 2016: Getting Ready for Form 471 (repeat sessions; select one)
- Tuesday, February 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m. https://zoom.us/j/325196112
- Wednesday, February 10, 3:00-4:00 p.m. https://zoom.us/j/974217516
- Thursday, February 11, 11:00 a.m.-noon https://zoom.us/j/880584989
Funding Year 2016
New for funding year 2016! All the E-rate forms for E-rate Funding Year 2016 (the 2016-017 school year) are being updated and will be available only within the new E-rate “portal” called EPC (pronounced "epic").
A link to EPC along with instructions may be found at http://www.usac.org/sl/tools/e-rate-productivity-center/default.aspx.
USAC has announced the deadline for filing E-rate funding year 2016 form 471. The form 471 must be submitted no later than 10:59 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 29.
The following webinar recording are available to assist districts and schools in using EPC and in filing required forms.