Final Days to Submit Form 471s

March 22, 2021

Good morning, E-raters!

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, it’s going to reach 70 degrees today, and, oh yes, it’s the final week of the FY 2021 Form 471 application window!  There are only 4 days left and I can see that many of you still have to file.  The deadline is Thursday, March 25, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.  If you’re not going to be able to make this deadline, please contact me ASAP to discuss your options.

>>> Process Reminder:  File Form 470 (or PEPPM mini-bid) for bidding > Conduct Bid Evaluation > Sign Vendor Contract > Create Contract Record in EPC > File Form 471 > PIA Review > Funding Commitment Decisions Letter > File Form 486. <<<

Ask Me Anything Zooms!:  To help answer any last minute questions you have about your filings, I’ve scheduled Ask Me Anything Zoom sessions for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week from 1:00 – 2:00 each day.  There will be no formal presentations, just an open dialogue for you to ask any questions you have about E-rate and your applications.  Of course, you can always e-mail me questions and certainly don’t have to wait until the AMAs.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 982 1273 2290

Passcode: 328027

Dial:   301 715 8592

FY 2021 Status of Filings as of 3/21/2021:

  • 1298 FRNs filed by 628 PA entities
  • 427 FRNs in ‘Wave Ready’ Status (meaning they will likely be funded in Wave 1 or 2)

USAC Client Service Bureau’s Extended Hours:

Date CSB Open CSB Close
Monday, March 22 8:00 a.m. EDT 8:00 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, March 23 8:00 a.m. EDT 8:00 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, March 24 8:00 a.m. EDT 10:00 p.m. EDT
Thursday, March 25 8:00 a.m. EDT midnight

Happy Filing!

– Julie


Julie Tritt Schell
Pennsylvania E-rate Coordinator
717-730-7133 – o

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