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E-Rate: Universal Service Fund E-rate for Iowa Districts and Schools


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 2021

E-Rate Form 471 Webinar Schedule

The E-rate program Form 471 application “window” for funding year 2021 (2021–2022 school year) opened on Friday, January 15, and will close on Thursday, March 25, 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 25.

The FCC has determined the future of Category 2 funding for funding year 2021 and for the entire five-year period of 2021–2025. This information will be covered during the Form 471 webinar.

The Form 471 is available through the “EPC” portal (click here). 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 2021: Filing Form 471 (repeat sessions; select one)

For those unable to participate in any session, a recording will be made available after February 10. To obtain a link to the recording, contact Pam Jacobs at or 515-975-0071.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 27, 2021 at 11:51pm.