Register Now for Comprehensive Beginners E-rate Training in PA!

August 16, 2015

For those of you who are new to E-rate or want a refresher, the Pennsylvania Department of Education is again sponsoring three in-person E-rate trainings being held in various regions of the state.  This year’s workshops will again be full-day and be held in early November.   This year’s workshop contents have been revamped to provide comprehensive, step-by-step training on how to apply for E-rate (both Category 1 and Category 2) and demonstrate how to submit a Form 470 in the new USAC EPC Portal.

Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the workshop running from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Each training is identical and lunch will be provided.  Seating is limited to 2 attendees from each school or library, and you must register to attend (see below).  The workshops are free, but a $50 cancellation fee will apply for cancellations made with less than 48 hours’ notice.

Please note:  There will be shorter E-rate webinar trainings announced shortly for:

  • Veteran PA applicants (those already familiar with the program but need to know what they changes are for FY 2016)
  • How to set up your E-rate EPC Portal
  • How to File a Form 470 in the new EPC Portal


1)  Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7 (Greensburg/Pittsburgh Area):  Monday, November 9
Address of Training Location: 
102 Equity Dr, Greensburg, PA 15601

2)  Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15 (Harrisburg area):  Wednesday, November 11


               Address of Training Location:  55 Miller Street, Summerdale, PA 17025

3)  Chester County Intermediate Unit (Downingtown/Philadelphia Area):  Friday, November 13


               Address of Training Location:  455 Boot Road, Downingtown PA 19335

If you have any questions, please let me know.  I look forward to seeing you this fall!

– Julie


Julie Tritt Schell

PA E-rate Coordinator


717-730-7133 – o

717-730-9060 – f



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