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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).

E-rate Form 471 Webinar

The E-rate program Form 471 application “window” for funding year 2018 (2018-19 school year) will open on Thursday, January 11, at 11:00 a.m. CST and will close on Thursday, March 22, at 10:59 p.m. CDT. If you have not already updated the enrollment and NSLP data for each school in your district in the “EPC” portal, that work must be completed no later than January 10.

The Form 471 is available through the “EPC” portal. To ensure you apply correctly, you are encouraged to participate in one of the informational webinars (no advance registration needed).

E-Rate funding year 2018: Filing Form 471 (repeat sessions; select one):

For those unable to participate in any session, a recording will be made available after January 31. To obtain a link to the recording, contact Pamela Jacobs ( or 515-975-0071.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 24, 2018 at 12:59pm.