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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).

Funding Year 2016 Funding Wave 9 Spreadsheet (2016-08-22)
Funding Year 2016 Funding Waves 1-8 Spreadsheet (2016-08-18)

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

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, webinars are being offered to get you started with the important updating of information in the new E-rate portal EPC. For those unable to attend the webinar dates, recordings of the webinars will be posted to this webpage sometime after the last offering date.

E-rate funding year 2016: Filling Form 471 (repeat sessions; select one) For those unable to attend, a recording will be posted to this webpage sometime after the March 23 webinar date.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 24, 2016 at 1:14am.