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Webinar Recordings

The slides and recordings are now available for you to watch and download at your convenience. This page will be updated with new recordings as they become available.

E-rate Preparing to File the Form 471 (12/9/2020): This webinar focuses on the process of preparing to file the Form 471 and specific information for WiscNet on BadgerNet Customers, after a brief review of updating enrollment F/R data or CEP in the EPC Portal,  Category 2 budgets with tips for maximizing funding, USAC Training Videos, and a Form 471 Category 1 Filing Guide and Form 471 Category 2 Filing Guide provided by Julie Tritt Schell from E-rate in Pennsylvania.

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E-rate Form 470 Basics & Category 2 Overview(11/19/2020): This webinar focuses on the process of filing Form 470, pre-existing contracts, application timelines, requirements for posting the bid,  choosing the correct service type, Category 1 service types, USAC Form 470 Category 1 Services Drop-Down Menu Reference Table, Category 2 services types, and a review of the Category 2 budget tool.

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E-rate Bidding Rules & Best Practices(11/4/2020): This webinar focuses on the principles of the bidding process, how bids must be written and the conducted, determining bid evaluation criteria, USAC Sample Bid Evaluation Matrix, creating separate bid documents, critical notes about using an RFP, timelines, and common bid violations.

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E-rate: A Basic Introduction (10/22/2020): This webinar covers the basics of the E-rate program: program administration, Category 1 and Category 2 funding, review of the Eligible Services List for the 2021 Year, USAC Discount Matrix, calculating Category 2 budgets, USAC Budget Tracker , the application process, timeline, and an overview of Forms 470, 471, 486, 472/474.

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Additional E-rate Training

Short USAC Training Videos

USAC School & Library Division Webinar Series

SETDA E-rate Training Series

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