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|FY2014 Form 471 Filing Window|
"The FCC Form 471 application filing window for Funding Year 2014 is NOW OPEN and will close at 11:59 PM EDT on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The filing window will be open for 77 days."
DO NOT COMBINE P1 services with P2 requests on the same Form 471!!! KEEP THEM SEPARATED!!!!
|TECHNOLOGY PLAN Approval lists|
Official Technology Plan lists are being developed and posted online. All LEAs should maintain a copy of the approval letter for their records. This is an alternative listing of all LEAs with Technology Approvals.
See the link(s) to these lists under the "General Links" of this Alabama E-Rate Home page.
Welcome to the Alabama Department of Education's E-Rate Information site. This website is designed to provide information to and about the E-Rate activities of our public K-12 schools and school systems.
Be sure to visit the E-Rate Blog Tab above!! There are new posts to this site with valuable information and assistance for your application process. E-Rate Blog
What is E-Rate?
The E-Rate Program - or, more precisely, the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism - provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. Four service categories are funded: Telecommunications Services, Internet Access, Internal Connections Other Than Basic Maintenance, and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections. Discounts range from 20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services, depending on the level of poverty and the urban/rural status of the population served. Eligible schools, school districts and libraries may apply individually or as part of a consortium.
The E-Rate Program supports connectivity - the conduit or pipeline for communications using telecommunications services and/or the Internet. The school or library is responsible for providing additional resources such as the end-user equipment (computers, telephones, and the like), software, professional development, and the other elements that are necessary to realize the objectives of that connectivity. - Source
About This Site:
Most resources on this site are publically available however some resources are available for school systems only. Those individuals that have a proper login and assigned rights through the Alabama Department of Education's Education Directory will have access once logged in.