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Wisconsin E-rate Bulletin

E-rate is a federal program that provides discounts to eligible schools and libraries for telecommunications, internet access, and internal connections. Discount rates range from 20% - 90% and are based on poverty and rural or urban status. The program is governed by the FCC and administered by USAC, the Universal Services Corporation.

Important Dates for Applicants

January 10, 2022 - Last day for E-rate applicants to update their EPC Profile lunch numbers and enrollment information with DPI posted data.

February 22, 2022 - Last day to file Form 470 to start the minimum 28 day competitive bidding process. We recommend that you file by February 4 to give yourself enough time to complete the Form 470 and evaluate bids.

January 12, 2022 - March 22, 2022 - Form 471 Filing Window

Upcoming DPI E-rate Webinars & Training 

Additional E-rate Training

Reminder:

FCC Waives Gift Rules  through June 30, 2022.

Starting in FY21 C2 budgets are district-wide instead of per-school. USAC Category 2 Budget Tool

Category Two Budget Recalculation - This is the second year of the new five-year C2 budget cycle. Applicants can request a Category Two budget recalculation if the student counts or library square footage have increased. Please view the USAC Category Two Budgets webinar for more details about this process.

Funding Year 2022 Eligible Services List

For questions about this information, contact Rachel Schemelin (608) 266-5190