E-Rate Overview. Minnesota Fall 2013 Applicant Trainings Mary Mehsikomer. E-rate Program. Commitments are made by funding year (FY), which runs from July 1 through the following June 30.
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Minnesota Fall 2013 Applicant Trainings
Each time applicants file a program form, USAC sends you a notification or acknowledgement letter.
Introduction to E-rate
Note: Request for Proposals (RFPs) or other supplemental documents may be issued in addition to describe specific needs and circumstances. If you issue an RFP (or provide supplemental documents), both the RFP/supplemental documents and FCC Form 470 must be available for at least 28 days, and bidding cannot close until the latter of the two end dates.
The price of the eligible products and services must be the most heavily weighted factor in your evaluation of bids
After the 28-day waiting period closes, you can:
Note: Applicants can choose their method of invoicing; service providers cannot force applicants to use a particular method.
Additional Block 5 reporting requirements:
Item 25 c - For consortia and statewide applications, do the connections in this FRN include the last mile connection to the school or library? Yes No
Name changed to Funding Commitment Adjustment Request Form
Blocks added for:
Services adjustment – service start date, contract expiration date, and service delivery extension requests
FRN cancellation or reduction
Equipment transfer notifications
Document retention certification updated
Block 2: Services Adjustment
Request service delivery extension
NOTE: Applicants – not service providers – must request this extension (see Report and Order FCC 01-195 and 47 C.F.R. Section 54.507)
Form 472 (BEAR)
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In Minnesota, you can also contact Mary Mehsikomer at [email protected] or by 651-999-6510 or your regional telecommunications access coordinator