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Online Learning Library

These learning tools are designed to help you understand and manage the form filing process, FCC requirements, and other elements of the Schools and Libraries Program. Tools include videos, recorded webinars, and interactive modules.

Getting Started

Video

Application Process Overview
11:03 minutes | February 2014
An overview of the Schools and Libraries Program application process for applicants.

Video

General Information about the E-rate Program
7:11 minutes | October 2013
An introduction to the Schools and Libraries Program.

Video

E-rate Program Website Tour
6:32 minutes | September 2013
Learn how to navigate the Schools and Libraries Program section of the USAC website to find program guidance, useful website features, and search tools.

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Tips for Online Filing
6:20 minutes | April 2014
Troubleshooting tips for filing Schools and Libraries Program forms in the online system, Apply Online.

FCC Form 470

Video

Form Updates
2:30 minutes | January 2014
An overview of changes included in the new version of the FCC Form 470.

Video

Preparing to File
6:30 minutes | February 2014
Information to help an applicant prepare to file the FCC Form 470.

Video

How to File Online
14:10 minutes | February 2014
Information on how to prepare and submit an FCC Form 470 using the online version of the form.

Video

Competitive Bidding
11:05 minutes | March 2014
Information about the required competitive bidding process as it relates to the FCC Form 470.

FCC Form 471

Video

Form Updates
2:20 minutes | March 2014
An overview of changes included in the new version of the FCC Form 471.

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Item 24 Overview
7:20 minutes | March 2014
An overview of Block 5, Item 24 of the FCC Form 471.

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Item 21 Attachments
10:20 minutes | March 2014
This video provides information on how to prepare and submit an Item 21 Attachment.

FCC Form 486

Video

FCC Form 486: Preparing to File
10:37 minutes | June 2014
Information about how to prepare to file the FCC Form 486 for Funding Year 2014 and previous years.

Video

FCC Form 486: How to File Online
14:52 minutes | June 2014
Information on how to file an FCC Form 486 for Funding Year 2014 and previous years using the online version of the form.

More Topics

webinar

E-File Roles and Responsibilities: Managing Entitlements Webinar
47:29 minutes | October 2013
Explaining the roles of Company Officers and General Contacts in establishing and managing authorized users, and authorized user roles for FCC Forms 498, 499, 497, 525, 472, 481, and RHC invoices, in E-File.

* Adobe Flash player required.

Webinar Slides, Webinar Demo

Video

Eligible Services: Dark Fiber
4:05 minutes | September 2011
Information on the eligibility of leased dark fiber in the Schools and Libraries Program for Funding Year 2011 and going forward.

* Adobe Flash player required.

Slides and Transcript

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Interactive Module

INTERACTIVE MODULE: Navigate through an interactive module to learn how to complete tasks integral to universal service programs. Requires Adobe Flash software.

Recorded Webinar

RECORDED WEBINAR: View a recorded webinar from start-to-finish.

Video

VIDEO: Watch a video and learn about a variety of topics from form filing tips to program process overviews and common concerns.