2019 Applicant Training

Join USAC for a training focused on applicants who participate in the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program. The training will cover various beginner and advanced topics.

There is no cost to attend the training, however, space is limited. Participants are encouraged to register early.

Registration is now closed.

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Dates and Locations

Training Agendas

Dates and Locations

Trainings

  • Washington, DC Training

    • September 16, 2019 – Half-day beginner session
    • September 17, 2019 – Full-day session with general, advanced and beginner learning tracks
    • September 19, 2019 – Half-day beginner session
    • September 20, 2019 – Full-day session with general, advanced and beginner learning tracks

    Location

    Venue:
    Universal Service Administrative Co., Board Rooms 1-4

    Address:
    700 12th Street, NW
    Suite 900
    Washington, DC 20005

    All attendees must have a state or federally issued ID and must enter through the 700 12th Street entrance.

    Transportation:
    USAC is centrally located in downtown Washington, DC directly above the Metro Center Station (Red, Orange, Blue, and Silver lines) and just a short walk from the Gallery Place Chinatown Station (Green and Yellow lines).

    Parking:
    Paid parking is available in various parking garages in and around the building.

    Closest Airport:
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is 4.1 miles away.

    Additional Information

    Use the password provided in your confirmation email to change or cancel your registration. If you cannot locate your confirmation email, contact the USAC Training team.

    If you have any special needs (i.e. mobility, visual, or hearing) please inform USAC at least one week prior to the training.

  • Farmers Branch, TX Training

    • September 23, 2019 – Half-day beginner session
    • September 24, 2019 – Full-day session with general, advanced and beginner learning tracks

    Location

    Venue:
    Brookhaven College
    Miles Building – Room H-125

    Address:
    3939 Valley View Lane
    Farmers Branch, TX 75244

    Location Details:
    Brookhaven College is located just north of LBJ Freeway (IH-635) in the city of Farmers Branch, between Marsh and Midway roads.

    Parking:
    Free parking is available adjacent to the building.

    Mass Transit Options:
    See transit options here.

    Closest Airport:
    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is 14 miles away.

    Additional Information

    Use the password provided in your confirmation email to change or cancel your registration. If you cannot locate your confirmation email, contact the USAC Training team.

    If you have any special needs (i.e. mobility, visual, or hearing) please inform USAC at least one week prior to the training.

  • Palatine, IL Training

    • October 2, 2019 – Half-day beginner session
    • October 3, 2019 – Full-day session with general, advanced and beginner learning tracks

    Location

    Venue:
    Harper College Wojcik Conference Center, Amphitheater

    Address:
    Wojcik Conference Center
    1200 West Algonquin Road
    Palatine, IL 60067

    Transportation:
    Harper College is located in Chicago’s Northwest suburb of Palatine, IL.
    The closet public transportation is the Metra Palatine: Union Pacific Northwest Line or the Pace Suburban Bus Route 696 to Harper.

    Parking:
    Free parking is available in Lot 14 located adjacent to the Conference Center. If Lot 14 is full, there is additional parking in Lot 10, 11 and 12, marked by yellow parking stripes. Handicap parking is available in Lot 14 but is limited to those with a handicap parking sticker/sign. For more information, please see the Visit Harper College page.

    Closest Airport:
    Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is 15 miles away.

    Additional Information

    Use the password provided in your confirmation email to change or cancel your registration. If you cannot locate your confirmation email, contact the USAC Training team.

    If you have any special needs (i.e. mobility, visual, or hearing) please inform USAC at least one week prior to the training.

  • Vancouver, WA Training

    • October 16, 2019 – Tribal training session (morning)
    • October 16, 2019 – Half-day beginner session (afternoon)
    • October 17, 2019 – Full-day session with general, advanced and beginner learning tracks

    Location

    Venue:
    Clark College at Columbia Tech Center

    Address:
    18700 SE Mill Plain Boulevard
    Vancouver, WA 98683

    Parking:
    Free parking lot adjacent to the building.

    Bus:
    TriMet service is available

    Train:
    C-TRAN service is available

    Closest Airport:
    Portland International Airport (PDX) is 18 miles away.

    Additional Information

    Use the password provided in your confirmation email to change or cancel your registration. If you cannot locate your confirmation email, contact the USAC Training team.

    If you have any special needs (i.e. mobility, visual, or hearing) please inform USAC at least one week prior to the training.

  • Branchburg, NJ Training

    • October 22, 2019 – Half-day beginner session
    • October 23, 2019 – Full-day session with general, advanced and beginner learning tracks

    Location

    Venue:
    Raritan Valley Community College Conference Services

    Address:
    118 Lamington Road
    Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

    Transportation & Parking:
    Harper College is located in Branchburg, New Jersey. The campus shuttle bus connects to NJ Transit buses and train stations. For more information, please see the Visit Raritan Valley College page.

    Closest Airport:
    Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is 35 miles away.

    Additional Information

    Use the password provided in your confirmation email to change or cancel your registration. If you cannot locate your confirmation email, contact the USAC Training team.

    If you have any special needs (i.e. mobility, visual, or hearing) please inform USAC at least one week prior to the training.

  • San Marcos, CA Training

    • October 31, 2019 – Half-day beginner session
    • November 1, 2019 – Full-day session with general, advanced and beginner learning tracks

    Location

    Venue:
    California State University San Marcos
    University Student Union- Ballroom

    Address:
    333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
    San Marcos, CA 92096

    Location Details:
    California State University San Marcos is in the North County area of San Diego County.

    To access the ballroom, the main staircase on the first floor near the parking structure will take you up one floor to the ballroom level.

    There is also an elevator at the main staircase entrance. If you need assistance you may reach the USU info desk at 760-750-7450 or visit the info desk on east side of the top floor.

    Parking:
    A parking permit is required at all times while parked on campus. The closest general lot to Cougar Central is Lot C.  Visitors may purchase a daily or hourly permit electronically through the PayByPhone app. Register Online ahead of time to save time and elect to receive a text or email to extend your parking time if needed. Find additional information here.

    Mass Transit Info:
    Here

    Closest Airport:
    San Diego International Airport (SAN) is 37 miles away.

    Additional Information

    Use the password provided in your confirmation email to change or cancel your registration. If you cannot locate your confirmation email, contact the USAC Training team.

    If you have any special needs (i.e. mobility, visual, or hearing) please inform USAC at least one week prior to the training.

  • Atlanta, GA Training

    • November 13, 2019 – Half-day beginner session
    • November 14, 2019 – Full-day session with general, advanced and beginner learning tracks

    Location

    Venue:
    Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center, Auditorium

    Address:
    250 14th Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30318

    Transportation & Parking:
    Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center is located in downtown Atlanta, GA.
    Public transportation options include the 14 Bus (14th and Barnes Street) and the MARTA Arts Center Transit Station (15 minute walk). Event parking for GTRI is provided in the E70 Parking Deck.

    Closest Airport:
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is 12 miles away.

    Additional Information

    Use the password provided in your confirmation email to change or cancel your registration. If you cannot locate your confirmation email, contact the USAC Training team.

    If you have any special needs (i.e. mobility, visual, or hearing) please inform USAC at least one week prior to the training.

Training Agendas

2019 Applicant Training (Half-Day Beginner Sessions)

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION

12:30 - 12:45 p.m.

Welcome/Housekeeping

12:45 - 1:00 p.m.

Beginner Overview

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Beginner Basic Concepts

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Introduction to the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC)

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

BREAK

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Working on Funding Year (FY) 2019

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Starting FY2020

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Toolbox (Navigating the Website)

5:00 p.m.

ADJOURN

2019 Applicant Training (Full-Day Sessions)

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome/Housekeeping

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Eligible Services

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

BREAK

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

BEGINNER TRACK: Application Process Part 1 (Pre-Commitment)
ADVANCED TRACK: Application Process (Pre-Commitment)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Questions and Answers

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Audits

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

BREAK

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

BEGINNER TRACK - Application Process Part 2 (Post-Commitment)
ADVANCED TRACK - Using Open Data

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Invoicing

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Questions and Answers

4:30 p.m.

ADJOURN