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I want to share an update regarding the new E-Rate Form 471 application review procedures (a.k.a. PIA reviews). One of the new requirements is that URLs must be provided to indicate where data is coming from at the state level, such as enrollment, NLSP counts, and eligible schools.  I've worked with USAC's admin staff to...
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Hello E-Rate Community, I want to make you aware of changes in this year's E-Rate Form 471 application review procedures. We don't have all of the information but will share with you what we do know as of this point. Last week, PIA (Program Integrity Assurance) reviewers started rejecting letters written by State E-Rate Coordinators...
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Hello E-Rate Community, If you were not able to file your Form 471 application by the March 27th, 2024, deadline, please know you still have options. In previous years, the FCC has been very lenient if the application is filed within 14 days of the deadline. To meet the 14-day “extension”, you should submit the...
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Good Morning E-Rate Community,Per USAC’s News Brief released this past Friday, The FCC announced an inflation factor of 2.2% for FY2019.Based on the new factor, the rounded calculations for FY2019 Category Two budgets are: Schools = Number of students * $159.67 Libraries with an IMLS locale code of 11, 12, or 21 = Total square footage *...
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Good Morning E-Rate Community,Per USAC’s News Brief released this past Friday, The FCC announced an inflation factor of 2.2% for FY2019.Based on the new factor, the rounded calculations for FY2019 Category Two budgets are: Schools = Number of students * $159.67 Libraries with an IMLS locale code of 11, 12, or 21 = Total square footage *...
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This is a reminder of the upcoming E-Rate filing dates/deadlines: February 26th – Extended invoice deadline for FY 2017 recurring services. February 27th – Last day to file a FY2019 Form 470 to meet the minimum 28-day posting requirement prior to the close of the Form 471 application window. March 27th – FY2019 Form 471...
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The Ohio Department of Education has released the October 2018 MR-81 document. To retrieve a copy, go to my website at www.ohio-k12.help/erate . It’s located under the “E-Rate Resources” table at the bottom of the page. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Lorrie Lorrie Germann State E-Rate Coordinator On...
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Please be aware of the following E-Rate application deadlines: 470 Application Filing Window closes Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 11:59pm EDT. 471 Application Filing Window closes Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 11:59pm EDT. Please be reminded of the following free E-Rate resources available to assist districts: Lorrie Germann, State E-Rate Coordinator: https://www.ohio-k12.help/erate/, lorrie.germann@education.ohio.gov, 740-253-1153 Eliza Straim, Education...
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Per the FCC Modernization Order, each school receives a Category 2 (C2) budget that may be used to provide broadband connectivity within the school. The FCC rules state that the C2 budgets are for 5-years, based on the first year that any school in the district was committed C2 funding. However, there is also language...
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