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Public school districts, nonpublic schools, area education agencies and public libraries are eligible to apply for funding under the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) "E-Rate" Program. E-Rate provides discounts on telecommunications services (such as data circuits and Internet) and internal connections (such as routers and switches).

Funding Year 2022

E-Rate Form 471 Webinar Schedule

The E-rate program Form 471 application “window” for funding year 2022 (2022-23 school year) opens on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at 11 a.m. CST and closes on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 10:59 p.m. CDT. The last possible date to file form 470 and still have the required 28-day waiting period is February 22.

The Form 471 is available through the “EPC” portal. To ensure you apply correctly, you are encouraged to participate in one of the informational webinars (no advance registration is needed).

E-Rate funding year 2022: Filing Form 471 (repeat sessions; select one)

For those unable to participate in any session, a recording will be available by request after Feb. 17, 2022. Contact Pam Jacobs at or 515-975-0071 for a recording.


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 07, 2022 at 3:48am.