Category One Non-Recurring Services
Program rules permit applicants to request Schools and Libraries (E-Rate) program discounts for non-recurring charges incurred up to six months prior to the July 1 start of the funding year (i.e., on or after January 1), provided that:
- Construction begins after selection of a service provider pursuant to a valid competitive bidding process;
- A Category One recurring service depends on the installation of the infrastructure;
- The service start date is on or after the start of the funding year; and
- No invoices (FCC Form 472 or FCC Form 474) can be dated prior to July 1 of the funding year.
For rules regarding special construction charges refer to the Fiber – Summary Overview.
Category Two Non-Recurring Services
Installation of Category Two non-recurring services may begin on the April 1 prior to the July 1 start of the funding year. No invoices (FCC Form 472 or FCC Form 474) can be certified prior to July 1 of the funding year.