Form 470 and Category 2 Webinars Scheduled for Next Week

November 1, 2017

Next week there will be three separate webinars held to provide additional training for PA applicants (no vendors), with all content related to competitive bidding for FY 2018.  The first webinar will be devoted to filing the Form 470 and will be relevant to all applicants, particularly those who have never filed or want a quick refresher.  The next day, two separate webinars will be devoted to Category 2 – the E-rate funding mechanism that provides discounts for networking equipment and infrastructure within a school or library building.  The morning C2 webinar will be for nonpublic schools and libraries, and the afternoon C2 webinar will be for public schools only.  The webinars will cover the same general topics, but will have different content depending on the entity type as Pennsylvania public schools have much different requirements/options than nonpublic schools and libraries.  No registration is required.  Webinars are best viewed in Chrome.

Form 470 Training

Wednesday, November 8

1:00 – 2:30

Link to webinar:


  • Purpose of 470
  • Timeline to submit
  • Changes to 470 from last year
  • Demonstration of Form 470 in EPC

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Category 2 Training – Nonpublic Schools and Libraries

Thursday, November 9

11:00 – 12:30

Link to webinar:


Category 2 Training – Public Schools

Thursday, November 9

1:30 – 3:00 – Public Schools

Link to webinar:


  • What’s Eligible
  • C2 Budget Caps (and determining what’s remaining if you applied in FY 2015, FY 2016, or FY 2017)
  • Procurement Options and Bidding Requirements for PA Applicants
  • Category 2 Purchasing Timeline
  • Post-Funding Commitment To-Do List

Also, additional guidance will be sent to the listserve related to Category 2 in the coming days so you can come to the training prepared with questions.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell
PA E-rate Coordinator
717-730-7133 – o
717-730-9060 – f


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