E-rate: Form 471 window open 12/3/2009 - 2/11/2010

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Now is the time to submit Form 471, if your Form 470 has been posted online for at least 28 days.

To review:

Step #1 - write technology plan (if necessary)

Step #2 - File Form 470 (Description of Services Requested and Certification Form)

And now for Step #3 - File Form 471 (Services Ordered and Certification Form), which can be filed any time from now until 9:59 p.m. MST or 8:59 p.m. PST, February 11, 2010 (but at least 28 days after Form 470 has been posted online.)

So, if you are filing Form 470 online, then you MUST have it done by January 14, 2010. (Give yourself some extra time if you are filing on paper.) While that is the absolute deadline, leaving it until the last minute gives you little or no time to evaluate any bids you might have or to make decisions. So, the sooner in the window you can file Form 470, the better.

Please contact me with any questions.