The Funding Year 2016 E-rate Program application filing window closes for schools and school districts this Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 11:59:59 PM EDT.
- Need help? Call the E-rate Program Client Service Bureau at (888) 203-8100 or via email.
- The Client Service Bureau is open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on weekdays, and from 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM EDT on Saturdays.
- Peak call volume happens on weekdays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT and 2:30 to 4:00 PM EDT; we recommend calling outside of these hours if you can.
- Filing resources are available on the Apply for E-rate page and the FY2016 Filing Window Headquarters on the E-rate Program website, and this blog walks through FCC Form 471 starting with Post #31: Starting an FCC Form 471.
Reminder for library and consortium applicants: When the window closes for schools and school districts on May 26, libraries and consortia still have until Thursday, July 21, 2016 to file their FCC Forms 471.