Last Chance E-rate 471 Workshop – Peoria Area

As part of the E-Rate application process, all applicants must submit FCC Form 471 every year. Form 471 is a request for discounts on eligible products and services. Acceptable Form 471 submissions must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Applicants must have Form 470 filed 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.

This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to learn more about the E-Rate program, especially when it comes to filling out and submitting Form 471. Virtual sessions will begin at 9AM. Hands-on demos of Form 471 will be provided, as well as virtual office hours for completing the forms and asking questions until 2PM.

Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services and certify compliance with program rules. To properly participate, you will also need the following:

· An internet-ready device
· Your EPiC login and password
· A copy of this year’s 470
· A copy of last year’s 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. (We have to put it into categories and types, so please have a quick conversation with your local ‘geek’ or chosen provider before you come.)

E-rate 471 Workshop – Fairfield Area

As part of the E-Rate application process, all applicants must submit FCC Form 471 every year. Form 471 is a request for discounts on eligible products and services. Acceptable Form 471 submissions must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Applicants must have Form 470 filed 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.

This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to learn more about the E-Rate program, especially when it comes to filling out and submitting Form 471. Virtual sessions will begin at 9AM. Hands-on demos of Form 471 will be provided, as well as virtual office hours for completing the forms and asking questions until 2PM.

Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services and certify compliance with program rules. To properly participate, you will also need the following:

· An internet-ready device
· Your EPiC login and password
· A copy of this year’s 470
· A copy of last year’s 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. (We have to put it into categories and types, so please have a quick conversation with your local ‘geek’ or chosen provider before you come.)

E-rate 471 Workshop – Carterville Area

As part of the E-Rate application process, all applicants must submit FCC Form 471 every year. Form 471 is a request for discounts on eligible products and services. Acceptable Form 471 submissions must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Applicants must have Form 470 filed 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.

This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to learn more about the E-Rate program, especially when it comes to filling out and submitting Form 471. Virtual sessions will begin at 9AM. Hands-on demos of Form 471 will be provided, as well as virtual office hours for completing the forms and asking questions until 2PM.

Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services and certify compliance with program rules. To properly participate, you will also need the following:

· An internet-ready device
· Your EPiC login and password
· A copy of this year’s 470
· A copy of last year’s 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. (We have to put it into categories and types, so please have a quick conversation with your local ‘geek’ or chosen provider before you come.)

E-rate 471 Workshop-Moline Area

As part of the E-Rate application process, all applicants must submit FCC Form 471 every year. Form 471 is a request for discounts on eligible products and services. Acceptable Form 471 submissions must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Applicants must have Form 470 filed 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.

This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to learn more about the E-Rate program, especially when it comes to filling out and submitting Form 471. Virtual sessions will begin at 9AM. Hands-on demos of Form 471 will be provided, as well as virtual office hours for completing the forms and asking questions until 2PM.

Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services and certify compliance with program rules. To properly participate, you will also need the following:

· An internet-ready device
· Your EPiC login and password
· A copy of this year’s 470
· A copy of last year’s 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. (We have to put it into categories and types, so please have a quick conversation with your local ‘geek’ or chosen provider before you come.)

E-rate 471 Workshop – Oglesby Area

As part of the E-Rate application process, all applicants must submit FCC Form 471 every year. Form 471 is a request for discounts on eligible products and services. Acceptable Form 471 submissions must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Applicants must have Form 470 filed 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.

This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to learn more about the E-Rate program, especially when it comes to filling out and submitting Form 471. Virtual sessions will begin at 9AM. Hands-on demos of Form 471 will be provided, as well as virtual office hours for completing the forms and asking questions until 2PM.

Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services and certify compliance with program rules. To properly participate, you will also need the following:

· An internet-ready device
· Your EPiC login and password
· A copy of this year’s 470
· A copy of last year’s 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. (We have to put it into categories and types, so please have a quick conversation with your local ‘geek’ or chosen provider before you come.)

E-rate 471 Workshop – Charleston Area

As part of the E-Rate application process, all applicants must submit FCC Form 471 every year. Form 471 is a request for discounts on eligible products and services. Acceptable Form 471 submissions must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Applicants must have Form 470 filed 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.

This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to learn more about the E-Rate program, especially when it comes to filling out and submitting Form 471. Virtual sessions will begin at 9AM. Hands-on demos of Form 471 will be provided, as well as virtual office hours for completing the forms and asking questions until 2PM.

Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services and certify compliance with program rules. To properly participate, you will also need the following:

· An internet-ready device
· Your EPiC login and password
· A copy of this year’s 470
· A copy of last year’s 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. (We have to put it into categories and types, so please have a quick conversation with your local ‘geek’ or chosen provider before you come.)

E-rate 471 Workshop – Belleville Area

As part of the E-Rate application process, all applicants must submit FCC Form 471 every year. Form 471 is a request for discounts on eligible products and services. Acceptable Form 471 submissions must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Applicants must have Form 470 filed 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.

This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to learn more about the E-Rate program, especially when it comes to filling out and submitting Form 471. Virtual sessions will begin at 9AM. Hands-on demos of Form 471 will be provided, as well as virtual office hours for completing the forms and asking questions until 2PM.

Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services and certify compliance with program rules. To properly participate, you will also need the following:

· An internet-ready device
· Your EPiC login and password
· A copy of this year’s 470
· A copy of last year’s 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. (We have to put it into categories and types, so please have a quick conversation with your local ‘geek’ or chosen provider before you come.)

E-rate 471 Workshop – Champaign Area

As part of the E-Rate application process, all applicants must submit FCC Form 471 every year. Form 471 is a request for discounts on eligible products and services. Acceptable Form 471 submissions must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Applicants must have Form 470 filed 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.

This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to learn more about the E-Rate program, especially when it comes to filling out and submitting Form 471. Virtual sessions will begin at 9AM. Hands-on demos of Form 471 will be provided, as well as virtual office hours for completing the forms and asking questions until 2PM.

Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services and certify compliance with program rules. To properly participate, you will also need the following:

· An internet-ready device
· Your EPiC login and password
· A copy of this year’s 470
· A copy of last year’s 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. (We have to put it into categories and types, so please have a quick conversation with your local ‘geek’ or chosen provider before you come.)

Last Chance E-Rate 470 Workshop (Peoria)

This is virtual workshop option. Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application. The session will cover basic E-Rate program rules, eligible items, and the process required to complete the first E-Rate form of the year, the Form 470. We will also cover changes to the program for the coming year and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

E-Rate 470 Walkthrough

The Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries (better known as “E-Rate”) is a federal program geared toward helping educational institutions obtain affordable internet access and infrastructure. To participate, a school must identify the goods and services needed to meet their educational demands, and submit those requests to a government-facilitated vendor bidding process.

This bidding process includes several steps, the first of which involves submitting Form 470. Many first-time applicants (and even some returning applicants) face challenges while completing this form, which is why the LTC is offering this overview of E-Rate Form 470.

In this free webinar, you’ll learn all about this form, including tips and guidance for submitting the form on time. Participants in this webinar will also have an opportunity to ask questions and obtain insights from Mindy Fiscus, the LTC’s E-Rate expert.