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Free Trial of E-Rate Software

As part of an effort to upgrade its system, several features on the Universal Service Administrative Company's Web site will be unavailable from Wednesday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 13. To help applicants manage the E-rate process during this downtime, Funds For Learning is offering a free trial of E-rate Manager for Applicants during the month of September.

With E-rate Manager for Applicants, users will have the ability to quickly find the information that will be unavailable through the USAC Web site, including:

--Status and details about funding requests and commitments
--Dates and amounts of authorized reimbursements
--Copies of Form 470 and 471 paperwork as it appears on the USAC Web site
--SPIN contact information
--Billed entity numbers

E-rate Manager for Applicants allows schools and libraries to track their E-rate funding information, create payment paperwork forms, and store documents throughout the entire E-rate application process, even during the downtime of the USAC Web site.

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