The Funding Year 2014 Form 471 filing window will officially open at noon EST on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, and will close at 11:59 pm EDT on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The filing window, during which schools and libraries can apply for E-rate funding, will be open for 77 days.
Funds For Learning reminds applicants the last date to post a Form 470 and start the competitive bidding and procurement cycle is Feb. 26, 2014, as FCC rules dictate that Form 470 responses need to be evaluated for a minimum of 28 days. If applicants request Priority Two services, they will need to have a signed and dated contract by the time the Form 471 is submitted. The Item 21 Description of Services Attachment will need to be submitted by the time the Form 471 window closes on March 26.
For more details about the Funding Year 2014 application filing window dates, visit the Universal Service Administrative Company site.