FY 2014 Form 471 Application Window Opens Tomorrow

January 8, 2014

The Funding Year 2014 E-rate Form 471 filing window will open tomorrow, January 9, 2014 at noon. For those of you that filed your Form 470 more than 29 days ago and have conducted your bid evaluations, signed contracts (and obtained board approval, if required) if not using month-to-month services — or those of you with multi-year contracts — you may file your Form 471 application as early as tomorrow! Why would you want to file so early? USAC says that you stand a greater chance of getting funded earlier if you submit your application early. This isn’t always the case, but in some years, I do think it helps.

The absolute final day to post a Form 470 is February 26, which will give you exactly 24 hours to open bids, sign contracts, and file the 471 and Item 21 attachments on the last day of the application window which is Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Please, please don’t wait this long and post your 470 as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at jtschell@comcast.net.
– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell
PA E-rate Coordinator

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