Learn and complete phase two of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour session will cover Form 471 as well as the information needed to successfully complete it, including recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Mindy Fiscus, LTC Director of Government Affairs and IL State E-Rate Coordinator, will also be available to answer questions and highlight tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.
Reminder: Applicants must file E-Rate Form 470 at least 28 days before filing Form 471. After that 28 day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.
To fully participate in this session, attendees must bring:
A wi-fi enabled device
Your EPiC login and password
A copy of this year’s E-Rate Form 470
A copy of last year’s E-Rate Form 471
Electronic copies/scans of any new contracts or signed/dated chosen bids
Bidding matrix (if you haven’t evaluated bids already)
If you are not ‘geeky’ and filing for Cat2 – a general understanding/description of the equipment you are asking for. Form 471 requires you to put requested services into categories and types, so please have a quick conversation with your local ‘geek’ or chosen provider before arriving.