The latest South Carolina E-Rate program news and deadlines can be found below.
Form 471 Application Window Announced
USAC recently announced the FY2023-24 E-Rate Form 471 Application Filing Window was opened January 18th, and will close Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT. We highly encourage all applicants to file as soon as possible. For more information on preparing for the Form 471 application, as well as annual training webinars, please visit USAC’s Webinars webpage.
Webinars - Universal Service Administrative Company (usac.org)
Form 470 for FY2023-24 Deadline
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 is the last date that you can submit and certify an FCC Form 470 and still wait the required minimum 28-day period before submitting and certifying your FCC Form 471 by March 28, 2023, the last date of the FY2023-24 application filing window.
South Carolina E-Rate Valid Data File (NSLP)
The FY 2022-23 South Carolina E-Rate Valid Data File is complete, it will be is used for E-Rate FY 2023-24. The file may be found online at the SC Department of Education's E-Rate – Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility Data webpage.
Private Network and Internet Bandwidth Allocation and Security Monitoring Policy
The Private Network and Internet Bandwidth Allocation and Security Monitoring Policy will be updated for FY 2023-24. This policy is intended to create an equitable method of determining how much private network and internet bandwidth is funded by the K-12 Technology Initiative Committee (the “K-12 Committee”) for participating charter schools, public schools, and libraries in South Carolina. The K-12 Committee Principals will meet in the coming months to review and approve the updated policy.
State Master Contracts List Update:
Below are the current E-Rate eligible state master contracts:
1) Barracuda (SC Solicitation No. 5400021840) contract term 10/24/2021 – 10/24/2026
2) Cable and Wiring (SC Solicitation No. 5400021654) contract term 08/11/2021 – 08/10/2026
3) Checkpoint (SC Solicitation No. 5400021588) contract term 9/14/2021 – 9/13/2026
4) Cisco (SC Solicitation No. 5400021841) contract term 10/20/2021 – 10/19/2026
5) Extreme (SC Solicitation No. 5400020963) contract term 3/27/2021 – 3/26/2026
6) Juniper (SC Solicitation No. 5400021202) contract term 6/1/2021 – 5/31/2026
7) Ruckus (SC Solicitation No. 5400021573) contract term 9/2/2021 – 9/2/2026
8) Hewlett Packard Network Products (SC Solicitation No. 5400023232) contract term 7/01/2022 – 6/30/2027
9) Hitachi Data Systems (SC Solicitation No. 5400023707) contract term 9/23/2022 – 09/22/2027
- February 28, 2023 – Last day to submit Form 470 solicitations for FY2023-24.
- March 28, 2023 – E-Rate Form 471 application filing window deadline.