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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 "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

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)

E-rate Form 470: How to file (repeat sessions)

Tuesday, November 17, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Join webinar at

Thursday, November 19, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Join the webinar at

Wednesday, December 2, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Join the webinar at

Thursday, December 3, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Join the webinar at

E-rate Form 471: How to file (sessions will be announced once USAC has the new version of form 471 available)


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on November 29, 2015 at 5:37pm.