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E-Rate 471 Workshop

Wed. February 7, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

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E-Rate 471 Workshop

Wed. February 7, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Learn and complete phase two of your E-Rate application with an E-Rate expert on hand! This 3-hour virtual session will cover Form 471 and the information needed to successfully complete it, including recipients of services, discount calculations, costs of service, dates of service, and service provider(s).

Mindy Fiscus, LTC Director of Government Affairs and IL State E-Rate Coordinator, will also be available to answer questions and highlight tips and tools for making your E-Rate life easier.

Reminders: All applicants must submit FCC Form 471 every year for both new and ongoing services.

Also, applicants must file E-Rate Form 470 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.

To fully participate in this session, attendees must be prepared with:

A wi-fi enabled device
Your EPiC login and password
A copy of this year’s E-Rate Form 470
A copy of last year’s E-Rate Form 471 (to use as a guide and/or for continued contract info)
Bidding matrix for each contract
Electronic copies/scans of any new contracts or approved bids signed & dated
A general understanding/description of the equipment you are asking for (If you are not filing for Cat2. Form 471 requires you to put requested services into categories and types, so please have a quick conversation with your school’s tech team or chosen provider about equipment categorization before arriving).

Focus Area
Connectivity and Digital Equity
Online / Statewide
PD Hours


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Online / Statewide
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Mindy Fiscus
Mindy Fiscus
Director of Government Affairs, Learning Technology Center