2013 eRate filing window announced

  • Correct errors and avoid delays later during application review.
  • Meet program deadlines.
  • File a new form if program rules do not allow corrections to an existing form.

According to eRate compliance firm Funds For Learning, funding year 2013 will follow one of the largest funding years in the history of the program. In FY2012, requests for discounts on certain communications services increased for the fourth straight year as schools and libraries across the nation requested more than $5 billion in eRate funds. The requested amount marked the second time in the 16-year history of the eRate program that applicant demand has exceeded the $5 billion threshold.

“Program demand continues to rise as eRate applicants expand wireless infrastructures and initiate [Bring Your Own Device] programs,” said Stephen Sharp, senior compliance analyst at Funds For Learning. “There is little indication that demand will deviate from its current upward trajectory.”

For more eRate advice, see Strategies for eRate Success.

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