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Form 470 filing guidance

Form 470 introduces applicants into the eRate program. The form basically tells the SLD who you are and what you want. It should be filed by the entity responsible for…

General news and notes

Correction to the correction process In the December issue of eRate Update, we published a list of procedures for changing or correcting the information contained on your Form 471. The…

Fourth wave and special “library wave” of funding letters sent

On Dec. 31, 1998 the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD; formerly known as the Schools and Libraries Corp.) issued its fourth wave of funding commitment letters to 1998 eRate applicants.…

SLC becomes part of Universal Service Administrative Co.

The Schools and Libraries Corp. (SLC) and the Rural Health Care Corp. (RHCC) have merged with the Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) as of Jan. 1. One agency, instead of…

SBC withdraws from eRate court challenge

SBC Communications Inc., which owns Southwestern Bell and Pacific Bell, has withdrawn from a key portion of a lawsuit that continues to threaten the eRate. SBC’s withdrawal follows on the…

Tips for the 1999 competition

According to the U.S. Department of Education, last year’s 21st CCLC grant application process was the most competitive in its history. This year’s program should be even more so. Here…

Funding Toolbox: To get the big gifts, show your face!

It’s a well-known fact in non-profit fundraising circles that individuals give the majority of charitable dollars. It’s another that the single best way to secure a gift is a face-to-face…

Grantmaker Profile: Teacher Enhancement

Contact: Francis (Skip) Fennell, Program Director Division of Elementary, Secondary and Informal Education National Science Foundation, Room 885 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22230 Phone: (703) 306-1613 Fax: (703) 306-0412…

Grants: Opportunities, Deadlines and Awards

February Teaching with Computer Technology This grant program from Compaq Computer Corp. awards a Compaq computer to two teachers from each state and the District of Columbia. Applicants must submit…

Specialized giving, tighter accountability mark today’s philanthropy

According to Nadya Shmavonian, former executive vice president of Pew Charitable Trusts, large foundations are moving away from broad-based funding efforts and toward specialized areas of giving. The result: It’s…