The application filing window for E-rate Funding Year (FY) 2017
will open on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:00 noon EST and close on Thursday,
May 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT.
All applicants can begin preparing now for successful filing of
your FY2017 application by taking the following steps:
- Log-in or
create your account in the E-rate
Productivity Center (EPC) and then review, update or assign user
rights for anyone who will need access for FY2017. Please note, Google
Chrome is the preferred browser for EPC. No matter what browser you use,
be sure the latest version is installed on your computer.
- Review your profile and
confirm all of your information is accurate including your organization’s
name, address and entities.Your profile is now unlocked and available for
you to insert any further updates but will be locked again on February
26, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.
School districts should take extra care to be sure they have inserted the
latest National School Lunch Program (NSLP) student counts (or alternative
discount mechanisms) as well as included new construction,
non-instructional facilities and Adult Education and Head Start programs.
Libraries should confirm their square footage, main branch, and public
school district of the main branch information is correct and that any
bookmobiles or kiosks are included.
- If you have not
started the competitive bidding process please begin now. There is no need
to wait for the window to open. The USAC website
provides step-by-step instructions.
Continue reading the entire announcement at http://www.usac.org/sl/tools/news-briefs/preview.aspx?id=746.