EDMOND, OKLA. (August 26, 2009) – The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) is in the process of improving its Schools and Libraries Division information technology systems.  As part of this effort, several features on the organization’s Web site will be unavailable from Wednesday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 13.  To help applicants manage the E-rate process during this downtime, Funds For Learning, the nation’s leading E-rate funding compliance services firm, is offering a free trial of E-rate Manager for Applicants during the month of September.
 
According to USAC, the interactive areas of their Web site, in which applicants file forms and conduct searches, will be unavailable during the site maintenance.  With E-rate Manager for Applicants, users will have the ability to quickly find the information that will be unavailable through the USAC Web site, including:

–Status and details about funding requests and commitments

 

–Dates and amounts of authorized reimbursements

 

–Copies of Form 470 and 471 paperwork as it appears on the USAC Web site

 

–SPIN contact information

 

–Billed entity numbers

 

E-rate Manager for Applicants allows schools and libraries to easily track their E-rate funding information, quickly create payment paperwork forms, and safely store documents throughout the entire E-rate application process, even during the downtime of the USAC Web site.

Applicants can take advantage of this free offer by visiting www.eratemanager.com/activate.

At the end of the free access period, users will be offered an annual subscription for E-rate Manager for Applicants at an affordable price, which starts at $249 per user.

About Funds For Learning
Funds For Learning, LLC, is an E-rate compliance firm specializing in guiding E-rate applicants and service providers through the complex and ever-changing E-rate regulatory process.  With more than 10 years of experience in providing professional advice and assistance relating to the E-rate program, Funds For Learning exists to provide high-quality solutions for the needs of E-rate stakeholders.  The company was established in 1997 and is headquartered in Edmond, Okla.  For more information, visit www.FundsForLearning.com or phone 405-341-4140.

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For more information, contact:
–Scott Weston, Funds For Learning, LLC, 405-471-0953 or sweston@fundsforlearning.com
–Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates, Inc., 608-839-9806 or emily@cblohm.com

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