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E-rate Process — Dates to Remember

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Application Process
​Recurring Services
Non-Recurring Services

Form 470 – Competitive Bidding
​Form 471 – Application to Request Discounts
​Form 486 – Service Start Date + CIPA Certification
​Service Dates for Category 1 or 2
Invoicing Deadline (BEAR/472) Service Dates for Category 2 Purchase / Installation​ ​Invoicing Deadline (BEAR/472)
Funding Year 2020
(FY 20-21)

120 days from: FCDL or Service Start Date (whichever is later)​ ​July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
October 28, 2021​​Apr. 1, 2020
Sept. 30, 2021
​January 28, 2022
Funding Year 2021
(FY 21-22)
Closed120 days from: FCDL or Service Start Date
(whichever is later)​
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022​​October 28, 2022
​April 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022
January 28, 2023​
Funding Year 2022
(FY 22-23)
July 1, 2021 to late Feb. 2022
deadline TBD
Mid-January to late March 2022
dates TBD
120 days from: FCDL or Service Start Date
(whichever is later)​
July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
​October 28, 2023
​April 1, 2022 to Sept. 30, 2023
​January 28. 2024
​Most libraries open competitive bidding each year and must wait at least 28 calendar days to select vendor(s).
​All libraries must file the Form 471 every year to receive a funding commitment.
All libraries must file the Form 486 to release funding for invoicing; FCDL = Funding Commitment Decision Letter
​Both Category One and Two services may be recurring (ex: monthly internet)
​May request one 120-day extension by the deadline
​Non-recurring = one-time purchases such as network equipment
​May request one 120-day extension by the deadline


This project is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services​ Grants to States Program.

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Contact Information

Lauren Abner
Technology Consultant
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
300 Coffee Tree Road
P.O. Box 537
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-1728

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