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E-Rate Flow Charts

Flow Chart for schools using RIDE's 470

Flow Chart for schools completing their own Form 470


Funding Year 2020 Eligible Services List 


E-Rate Program Frequently Used Terms


Special Construction Information 


E-Rate Process Guide


RITEAF (RI Telecommunications Education Access Fund)

  • Technology Plan (Tech Plan) - Only Districts are required to submit a Tech Plan.  Direct Connects no longer require this.  Your Technology Plan should be updated annually.



Form 470 (Description of Services Requested and Certification Form)

  • Must be posted at least 28 days before the filing of the Form 471

Form 471 (Application for Discounts)

  • To be submitted during the "Filing Window" (This year it opens on January 15, 2020)
  • File by 11:59 PM EST on March 25, 2020.

Form 486 (Verification of Services)

  • Deadline is 120 Days after service start date or 120 days after the date of the FCDL-Whichever is later.

Forms 472 and 474 (Invoicing)

  • Deadline is 120 days after the last day to receive service or 120 days after the date of the FCC Form 486 Notification Letter-whichever is later
  • For most applicants these dates are October 28 (for recurring services) and January 28 (for non-recurring services) following the close of the funding year.





For additional assistance, please feel free to contact Melanie Turcotte, Business Operations Officer 401.398.7552


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