Important E-rate updates: Limited period to make changes in school profiles through February 26; Funding Year 2017 application filing window is February 27 to May 11- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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Important E-rate updates: Limited period to make changes in school profiles through February 26; Funding Year 2017 application filing window is February 27 to May 11
The Universal Services Administrative Company (USAC) announced that the E-rate application filing window for Federal Funding Year (FFY) 2017 will open on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:00 noon EST and close on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT.
All applicants can begin preparing now for successful filing of your FY2017 application by taking the following steps:
Changes from FFY2016 include:
- A single filing window for 2017 and better prioritization of application processing so funding decisions are provided in a timelier manner.
- Applicants will recognize the flow of the online application process, and further enhancements will be available including the "Copy My FRN" feature along with the templates for uploads of large entries. This will assist all applicants.
- The formation of a stakeholder innovation group who will provide guidance and feedback on the design of a new applicant portal.
For more information, consult the Department's guidance entitled E-rate 2.0: Frequently Asked E-rate Questions.
Representatives at USACs Client Service Bureau (CSB) are also available to help you at 888-203-8100 or simply open a customer service case in EPC.