E-Rate PIA Review-How to Prepare

Event Description

After you file and certify an FCC Form 471 within the filing window, Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) reviewers at USAC check the information on your form for completeness and accuracy and may have additional questions for you to answer. It’s important to remember you have done nothing wrong, this review is all a part of the wonderful E-Rate process. Checks and balances are important to ensure that all participants are following the same guidance and standards.

This review process can cause E-Rate coordinators effort and stress. It’s important to remain calm and get organized in order to prepare for the impending review. This webinar will cover some organizing tips, examples of questions and responses and contact information of individuals who are here to help districts answer USAC questions when the time comes.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, LTC Digital Access Coordinator and State E-Rate Coordinator

E-Rate 471 Workshop Edwards

Event Description

ERate applicants file an FCC Form 471 to request discounts on eligible products and services. Applicants must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services, and certify compliance with program rules. Applicants must have a 470 filed at least 28 days before filing the 471. After that 28 day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.

Please remember to bring:

  • 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.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator for the LTC

E-Rate 471 Workshop Jacksonville

Event Description

ERate applicants file an FCC Form 471 to request discounts on eligible products and services. Applicants must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services, and certify compliance with program rules. Applicants must have a 470 filed at least 28 days before filing the 471. After that 28 day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.

Please remember to bring:

  • 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.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator for the LTC

E-Rate 471 Workshop Moline

Event Description

ERate applicants file an FCC Form 471 to request discounts on eligible products and services. Applicants must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services, and certify compliance with program rules. Applicants must have a 470 filed at least 28 days before filing the 471. After that 28 day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.

Please remember to bring:

  • 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.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator for the LTC

 

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E-Rate 471 Workshop Loves Park

Event Description

ERate applicants file an FCC Form 471 to request discounts on eligible products and services. Applicants must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services, and certify compliance with program rules. Applicants must have a 470 filed at least 28 days before filing the 471. After that 28 day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.

Please remember to bring:

  • 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.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator for the LTC

 

E-Rate 471 Workshop Fairfield

Event Description

ERate applicants file an FCC Form 471 to request discounts on eligible products and services. Applicants must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services, and certify compliance with program rules. Applicants must have a 470 filed at least 28 days before filing the 471. After that 28 day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.

Please remember to bring:

  • 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.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator for the LTC

E-Rate 471 Workshop Carterville

Event Description

ERate applicants file an FCC Form 471 to request discounts on eligible products and services. Applicants must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services, and certify compliance with program rules. Applicants must have a 470 filed at least 28 days before filing the 471. After that 28 day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.

Please remember to bring:

  • 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.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator for the LTC

E-Rate Form 471 Workshop

Event Description

ERate applicants file an FCC Form 471 to request discounts on eligible products and services. Applicants must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services, and certify compliance with program rules. Applicants must have a 470 filed at least 28 days before filing the 471. After that 28 day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.

Please remember to bring:

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.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator for the LTC

E-Rate 471 Workshop Champaign

Event Description

ERate applicants file an FCC Form 471 to request discounts on eligible products and services. Applicants must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services, and certify compliance with program rules. Applicants must have a 470 filed at least 28 days before filing the 471. After that 28 day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.

Please remember to bring:

  • 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.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator for the LTC

E-Rate 471 Workshop Charleston

Event Description

ERate applicants file an FCC Form 471 to request discounts on eligible products and services. Applicants must include information on the recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s). Please be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of services, and certify compliance with program rules. Applicants must have a 470 filed at least 28 days before filing the 471. After that 28 day window, contracts may be signed, and additional details needed for the application can be discussed with the chosen providers.

Please remember to bring:

  • 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.

Presenter

Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator for the LTC