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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 2018 - E-rate Form 470 Webinars

The E-Rate Form 470 webinars for Iowa districts and schools have been scheduled for funding year 2018. Information presented in each webinar will focus on both Category 1 and Category 2 requests.

Important: The FCC and USAC have greatly changed the guidance on completing form 470 for Category 1 services. You cannot simply copy a previous Form 470 and use it for funding year 2018. Copying a previous Category 1 form 470 will likely result in a funding denial since the “drop down” choices and guidance has changed significantly. Even if you filed E-Rate forms many times in the past, you are urged to attend one of the webinars or watch a recording which will be available by request after December 7. Contact Pam Jacobs at for a recording.

Sessions are repeats. Select one. No need to register in advance.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on November 18, 2017 at 2:17am.