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Upcoming Dates

FY2020 Invoicing Deadline

October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021 is the deadline to file an invoice or to request an invoice deadline extension for most Funding Year (FY) 2020 recurring service Funding Request Numbers (FRNs). This invoice deadline applies to both applicant and service provider invoices – FCC Form 472 (BEAR Form) and FCC Form 474 (SPI Form), respectively.

See the October 22, 2021 SL News Brief for more information.

October 29, 2021

FY2021 FCC Form 486 Deadline

October 29, 2021 is the deadline to file an FCC Form 486 if your FCDL is dated on or before July 1, 2021 and your service start date is July 1, 2021. If these conditions apply to you, please certify your FCC Form 486 on or before this deadline.  Note that the FCC granted an extension of this deadline for applicants located in Louisiana and Mississippi affected by Hurricane Ida. The new FCC Form 486 deadline for these applicants is January 31, 2022.

For more information, refer to the October 22, 2021 SL News Brief.

November 16, 2021

E-rate Program Overview

1 p.m. ET

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During this webinar, we will provide a high-level overview of the application process from beginning to end and explain basic program concepts for applicants and service providers. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants and service providers

E-rate experience level: Beginner

November 16, 2021

E-rate Pre-Commitment Process

3 p.m. ET

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During this webinar, we will discuss the E-rate Pre-Commitment Process (getting started, competitive bidding, applying for discounts, and Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) review). After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants and service providers

E-rate experience level: Beginner

November 17, 2021

Eligible Services 101

1 p.m. ET

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During this webinar, we will provide a basic overview of E-rate eligible services. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants and service providers

E-rate experience level: Beginner

November 17, 2021

Category Two Budgets

3 p.m. ET

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During this webinar, we will discuss Category Two (C2) budgets. We will provide an overview of C2 budgets and C2 budget guidance for FY2022. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants and service providers

E-rate experience level: All

November 18, 2021

EPC Administrative Window

1 p.m. ET

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During this webinar, we will discuss the EPC administrative window – the period during which applicants can make updates to their profile information in the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) to prepare for the upcoming FCC Form 471 application filing window. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants
E-rate experience level: All

November 18, 2021

E-rate Post Commitment Process

3 p.m. ET

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During this webinar, we will discuss the E-rate Post-Commitment Process and other post-commitment activities, including starting services, the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), service substitutions, appeals, and more. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.

Recommended for: Applicants and service providers
E-rate experience level: All