Quick update: First funding wave released

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program releases its funding decisions in “waves,” groups of applications that are approved weekly. Today, the program announced its first wave for Funding Year 2016 (July 2016 to June 2017): Wave: FY2016 Wave #1 (issued June 16, 2016) Applications approved: 2,251 Amount committed: $17M+ Service types: All Discount…

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Other details about the “second window”

Post 51 - Other details about the second windowThis is the first time the program has offered a separate, longer window for library and consortium applicants. Here are some frequently asked questions about the “second window” for libraries and consortia:

If I apply in the “second window,” will my funding commitment be later too?

No. Just because you apply later does not mean your application will go later in the queue. Every application submitted “in-window,” whether it was the “first window” or the “second window,” will be considered equally. Funding commitments will not be delayed as long as the library/consortium application is submitted by July 21.

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