E-Rate Form 470 Workshop (Champaign)

Event Description

This three-hour session will cover the basic requirements for planning and completing the first phase of your E-Rate application for the coming year. We 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. Please bring a wifi-enabled device and current student enrolment data (Oct. 1 SIS report or current CEP form) if you wish to update information and complete the form along with the group.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator, Learning Technology Center

E-Rate Form 470 Workshop (Moline)

Event Description

This three-hour session will cover the basic requirements for planning and completing the first phase of your E-Rate application for the coming year. We 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. Please bring a wifi-enabled device and current student enrolment data (Oct. 1 SIS report or current CEP form) if you wish to update information and complete the form along with the group.

Presenter Bio

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator, Learning Technology Center

E-Rate Form 470 Workshop (Edwards/Peoria)

Event Description

This three-hour session will cover the basic requirements for planning and completing the first phase of your E-Rate application for the coming year. We 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. Please bring a wifi-enabled device and current student enrolment data (Oct. 1 SIS report or current CEP form) if you wish to update information and complete the form along with the group.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator, Learning Technology Center

E-Rate Workshop (Charleston)

Event Description

This three-hour session will cover the basic requirements for planning and completing the first phase of your E-Rate application for the coming year. We 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. Please bring a wifi-enabled device and current student enrolment data (Oct. 1 SIS report or current CEP form) if you wish to update information and complete the form along with the group.

Presenter Bio

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Coordinator

E-Rate Form 470 Workshop (Wheaton)

Event Description

This three-hour session will cover the basic requirements for planning and completing the first phase of your E-Rate application for the coming year. We 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. Please bring a wifi-enabled device and current student enrollment data Oct. 1 SIS report or current CEP form if you wish to update information and complete the form along with the group.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator, Learning Technology Center

E-Rate Workshop (Loves Park)

Event Description

This three-hour session will cover the basic requirements for planning and completing the first phase of your E-Rate application for the coming year. We 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. Please bring a wifi-enabled device and current student enrolment data (Oct. 1 SIS report or current CEP form) if you wish to update information and complete the form along with the group.

Presenter Bio

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator, Learning Technology Center

What is the Illinois E-rate State Matching Grant?

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has released a notice of funding opportunity/request for proposals (NOFO/RFP) for pending state funds to expand internet connectivity in schools. The funds would reimburse school districts for the cost of upgrading their broadband infrastructure to fiber optic technology. Fiber optic technology delivers the most affordable and fastest network speeds to schools and allows districts to scale cost-effectively to meet growing bandwidth needs in the future.

Nearly 75 districts across the state have been identified as having one or more school building in their district without access to this scalable infrastructure. Priority of funding will be given to districts that can demonstrate one or more buildings in their district is in need of a fiber upgrade.

In order to apply interested districts must:

  • Leverage E-rate funding and apply for special construction on their E-rate 470 and 471 applications.
  • Create a detailed RFP and/or Project (guidance and sample templates from EducationSuperHighway, an Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative partner)
  • Compare bids and choose a winning provider, following E-rate timelines, rules and guidance from USAC.
  • Complete the IL E-rate State Matching Grant Form on the ISBE Broadband Information website

For more information or questions, please contact us!