E-rate: 14 Days Left To Submit 471
Deadline to File E-rate Form 471 is March 22nd, at 9:59pm MT
The FCC Form 471 is the most important annual filing form in the E-rate process, as it is a formal funding request for broadband services and hardware to be used or deployed for the upcoming school year (7/1/2022 - 6/30/2023).
Late filed applications are set to “Out of Window” status, and must be appealed to the FCC to by submitting a waiver request before it can reviewed by USAC for E-rate funding.
Do you need assistance completing your Form 471? Click the link below to schedule a phone call or a Zoom meeting with Daniel Vogt, your state E-rate coordinator, at your convenience!
LAST DAY to file Form 471s (closes at 9:59pm MDT)
Important for State Reimbursement
Read more about the Idaho State Department of Education’s Broadband Reimbursement Program at our website: https://www.sde.idaho.gov/tech-services/broadband/index.html
Switching to a new contract? Please send a copy to email@example.com
This is make it easier to process your state reimbursement next year
Now accepting invoices for reimbursement
Category 1 invoices dated July 2021 — December 2021.
There is no deadline to turn in first-half invoices, however doing so makes processing January 2022 —June 2022 invoices much easier.
Invoices can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: Utilization Monitoring
Schools and libraries receiving state reimbursement are required to have utilization monitoring setup with the SDE Broadband Office.
All that is tracked is your connection’s “speedometer,” or how much bandwidth is used during the day. We use this data to forecast future reimbursement budgets and to make sound policy recommendations based on existing usage trends.
If you’re unsure if utilization monitoring is setup with your connection, please reach out to us at email@example.com