Classroom Technology

How to Apply for E-Rate Funding—Step 6: Invoicing

Welcome to the final step in our E-Rate funding series! It’s time to learn about invoicing. As soon as USAC has processed your submitted FCC Form 486, the time has…

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Top Trends in Educational Makerspace: Bringing Hands-on STEM to K–12 Classrooms

Makerspaces—also known as hackerspaces, creativity labs, and tech shops—have been a hot trend in the K–12 educational space for the last few years. The hands-on approach to STEM education is…

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E-Rate Starting Services

How to Apply for E-Rate Funding—Step 5: Starting Services

When starting services, you must file the FCC Form 486. This form alerts USAC that the approved discounted services have begun, you are in compliance with the CIPA requirement, and…

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How to Apply for E-Rate Funding—Step 4: Application Review

Once you have completed and certified your Form 471, the Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) team from USAC will begin reviewing your application and checking for accuracy and completeness. If the…

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How to Apply for E-Rate Funding—Step 3: Applying for Funding

When you have completed the competitive bidding process and all bids have been evaluated, you are ready to apply for funding with FCC Form 471. The FCC Form 471 is…

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