E-Rate update on 2020-21 funding year filing dates:
The OCS E-Rate task force is preparing for the 2020 filing for FCC E-Rate discounts for Internet (Cat 1) and network hardware (Cat 2).
There are a few deadlines to remember:
January 10th – All school contact information must be entered into E-Rate’s online school EPC profile. Most information remains the same this year, but if the contact information for the school changes, it must meet the January 10th deadline.
January 10th – School Free/Reduced Price lunch (FRL) data must be entered in school’s E-Rate profile. This data will be entered by OCS staff and E-Rate consultants from OCS school records and Fulcrum Foundation FACTS system.
January 15th – E-Rate Form 471 (funding request) filing window opens. Schools with existing multi-year Internet service contracts will be processed first.
March 15th – Last Form 471 filing for our schools.