This is a very busy time of year for E-rate. Here are a few highlights of upcoming deadlines.
This is the time of year to file your Form 470 for your requested E-rate services. File your Form 470 now! Each school and library in Missouri should consider filing for E-rate discounts on for local, long distance and cell phone service. The discounts available to you are based on the percentage of schools in your district that are eligible for free and reduced lunch. Your E-rate discount percentage can be found at www.more.net/services/e-rate/resources/statistics/index.html#frl. You may complete your E-rate Form 470 at www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp.
The Form 471 filing window opens at 11 a.m. CST on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2007 and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008. This is a fairly long filing window, but do not wait until the last minute. The SLD system does not handle high volumes of traffic well, and you will not be granted a filing extension if you are unable to meet the deadline because of technical difficulties.
The Form 479/Letter of Agency collection for MOREnet members has begun as well. Remember that MOREnet seeks E-rate discounts on your internet connection provided to you by MOREnet. We MUST have both of these forms from your organization in order to include you on our E-rate application. You can find the forms and filing instructions at www.more.net/services/e-rate/loa.html. Failure to return the forms by Dec. 10, 2007 may result in a charge to you of the lost E-rate discount.
Please contact me, Rebecca Miller, E-rate Program Manager, if you have any questions or concerns, at (573) 884-2146 or “email@example.com::mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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