Reminder: Today is Deadline to Request Additional C1 Funding

October 16, 2020

Attached: 2nd Form 471 Window Filing Guide

Already, 105 PA school districts have requested additional Category 1 E-rate funding due to increased needs resulting from the pandemic.  If you intend to submit a Form 471 during this special application window and haven’t yet done so, please be sure to certify your form before 11:59 p.m. Eastern tonight.  An updated 2nd Window Filing Guide is attached to this message.  Two important reminders:

1. When you begin your Form 471, you will see a splash screen that says you are submitting your application after the close of the filing window and your application will not be considered unless you seek a waiver from the FCC (looks like this).  You will also see the same message after your Form 471 is submitted.  IGNORE THESE MESSAGES.  If you submit your application by tonight’s deadline, your application will be reviewed/approved with no further action needed on your part with the FCC.


2. Please don’t forget to certify your form before midnight tonight.  I’ve spoken to a few applicants that got to the end of the form and forgot to wait for their Certification Task to be created so they could certify the form.  The attached 2nd Form 471 Window Filing Guide has been updated to include step by step instructions on certifying the form after your FRN is created.

 If you have any questions, please let me know!  I’ll be checking e-mails until late tonight in case you need assistance.

– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell

PA E-rate Coordinator


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