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E-Rate 470 Walkthrough

January 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm


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.

Mindy Fiscus

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.


January 12
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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Online / Statewide