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E-Rate News and Deadlines

The latest South Carolina E-Rate program news and deadlines can be found below.

E-Rate News:

  • South Carolina E-Rate Consortium Applicant Training Dates Announced
    In preparation for the 2019-20 funding year for E-Rate applications, the South Carolina E-Rate Consortium will host several applicant training sessions around the state. The applicant training sessions are being held in tandem with E-Rate Orientation meetings and online webinars. For more information on upcoming E-Rate Applicant Training dates, please view the notice linked here.

  • Form 471 Application Window Announced
    USAC recently announced the 2017/2018 E-Rate Form 471 Application Filing Window will open Feb. 27 and close May 11. We highly encourage all applicants to begin preparations for filing as soon as possible. For more information on preparing for the Form 471 application, please visit USAC’s Applicant Process guidance.

    • South Carolina E-Rate Valid Data File (NSLP)
      The FY 16/17 South Carolina E-Rate Valid Data File, which is used for E-Rate FY 17/18, may be found online at the SC Department of Education's E-Rate – Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility Data webpage.
    • Mobile Device Access and Management (MoDAM) Initiative
      The South Carolina K-12 School Technology Initiative and the SC Department of Education are pleased to announce the winners of the Mobile Device Access and Management (MoDAM) Initiative. Winners include the following districts; Anderson School District One, Bamberg County School District 2, Berkeley County School District, Blackville-Hilda Public Schools, Chester County School District, Fairfield County School District, Florence School District 1, Florence County School District 2, Greenville County Schools, Hampton County School District 2, Jasper County School District, Lancaster County School District, Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4, Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5, School District of Pickens County, Richland School District Two, Spartanburg School District 1, Spartanburg School District 2, Union County Schools, Williamsburg County School District. 

    • State Master Contracts List Update
      There are three major updates to the State Master Contracts List to call to your attention.
      1) Hewlett Packard Network Products (Solicitation No. 540001883) will be E-Rate ineligible from Feb. 8 to June 30, 2017.
      2) Citrix Software (Solicitation No. 5400003405) will be E-Rate ineligible from March 26 to June 30, 2017.
      3) Several State Master Contracts will require applicants to use the State Replacement Contract guidance when requesting services on their Form 471 Application. For more information on which state master contracts are affected and easy to follow steps, visit the State Master Contracts and Form 470s webpage.

    E-Rate Deadlines:

    • May 11, 2017 – E-Rate Form 471 application filing window deadline.
    • June 9, 2017 – SC E-Rate Consortium Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) due.

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