The FY20167 application filing window is open and remains open until 11:59:59 (EDT) May 11th. Last effective day to file a 470 form is April 112th, 2017 but please complete them as soon as possible.
Form 470 requests for service may be completed at any time. You do NOT need to wait for the filing window to open. You always need to wait at least 28 days from the date of filing the 470 before you may select a vendor and sign a contract.
The new E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) is where all forms will be filed this year. When each district enters their free/reduced lunch information, it becomes available to any consortia that the district is part of. It is important that districts enter this information as quickly as possible to allow all relevant applications to be completed. Please use the 2015-2016 data below for free/reduced lunch numbers. This is the most accurate data available as of the opening of the FY2017 window.
So... below are spreadsheets that include all of the information you will need for you schools when completing your 471 form.
2015 Training Video - https://youtu.be/avst0CZW0dk
2014 Training Information
A Statewide E-Rate training was conducted on November 12th, 2014 by Mary Mehsikomer of TIES. The video and slides and other information from the training are below:
Comprehensive (100 minute) Training video