E-Rate 470 Virtual Workshop
November 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Learn and complete the first phase of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! 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, Form 470. All eligible institutions must submit Form 470 if they are seeking new services and/or equipment for the upcoming funding year.
Form 470 has been refreshed and updated for the 2022-23 school year. Therefore, we will provide time to walk through these updates together. We will also cover general changes to the program and provide tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.
This is a virtual workshop session offered through Zoom. Participants are welcome to join from any district or ROE, regardless of region. If you would prefer to attend an in-person workshop option (local health and safety requirements not withstanding), please visit https://ltcillinois.org/services/funding-and-access/#e-rate
Mindy Fiscus is the Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center. She has 20 years of educational technology experience in IL. In her current role, she also serves as one of the IL State E-rate Coordinators, board member and IL representative to the State Technology Directors’ Association. She supports districts with the application process for E-rate, a federal program focused on providing cost-effective internet access and network equipment for schools and libraries. She also supports state and federal initiatives related to implementing personalized, research-based digital learning strategies and identifying exemplary sources of digital content. Mindy serves as a member of the Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative, a partnership with ISBE, DoIT and the IL Governor’s office. She works out of the ROE 12 office in Robinson, IL.