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 "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).
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.
While specific E-rate filing deadlines have not yet been announced by USAC, the following webinars have been scheduled to assist districts and schools in using EPC and in filing required forms.
E-rate Newcomers’ Session: An Introduction to E-rate (repeat sessions)
- Wednesday, October 21, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Join webinar at https://zoom.us/j/945878301
- Wednesday, October 28, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Join webinar at https://zoom.us/j/695862187
E-rate Form 470: How to file (repeat sessions)
Tuesday, November 17, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Join webinar at https://zoom.us/j/267189577
Thursday, November 19, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Join the webinar at https://zoom.us/j/332873360
Wednesday, December 2, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Join the webinar at https://zoom.us/j/366922198
Thursday, December 3, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Join the webinar at https://zoom.us/j/241264229
E-rate Form 471: How to file (sessions will be announced once USAC has the new version of form 471 available)