E-rate Filing Window Opens for 2012 - Tech Learning

E-rate Filing Window Opens for 2012

The Funding Year 2012 Form 471 filing window is officially open and applicants can now begin submitting applications for the upcoming funding year.
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The Funding Year 2012 Form 471 filing window is officially open and applicants can now begin submitting applications for the upcoming funding year. The FY2012 filing window will be open for 72 days, closing at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

In November, 2011, John Harrington, CEO of Funds For Learning, penned an open letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski requesting that the commission increase the available funding in the E-rate program. Funds For Learning invites E-rate stakeholders and supporters to sign the online petition before it is delivered to the FCC in 2012.

In addition to the petition, Funds For Learning offers filing window tools and assistance for schools and libraries, such as E-rate Manager for Applicants, a web-based tool that helps schools and libraries secure technology funding through the E-rate program.

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 According to analysis by Funds For Learning, the next 15 days of the Funding Year 2011 E-rate filing window should be very busy. An estimated 19.5 percent of applicants file the Form 471 within 20 days of the close of the filing window.