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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 2017
(FY 17-18)
​Closed
​Closed
​120 days from: FCDL or Service Start Date (whichever is later) 
July 1, 2017 
to
June 30, 2018
​October 29, 2018
​April 1, 2017
to
Sept. 30, 2018
​January 28, 2019
Funding Year 2018
(FY 18-19)
​Closed
​Closed
​120 days from: FCDL or Service Start Date (whichever is later) 
July 1, 2018 
to
June 30, 2019
​October 28, 2019 
​April 1, 2018 
to
Sept. 30, 2019 
​January 28, 2020
Funding Year 2019
(FY 19-20)
Feb 27, 2019
Deadline to open bidding process with Form 470
January 16 to March 27, 2019
Form 471 filing window



​120 days from: FCDL or Service Start Date (whichever is later) 
July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
​October 28, 2020
​April 1, 2019 To Sept. 30, 2020
​January 28, 2021
Notes
​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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Lauren Abner
Technology Consultant
Kentucky Department for
Libraries and Archives
PO Box 537
Frankfort KY 40602

(502) 564-1728

lauren.abner@ky.gov

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