The next couple of posts will go through the information we suggest you review and/or collect before you start the FCC Form 471 filing, which, if you’re following along with the blog schedule, is next week.
Some schools and libraries work with a consultant to help them through the application process. If you have one, you can link their account to your organization, which will allow them access to your profile and other information.
How to add a consultant
Adding a consultant in EPC is a three-step process:
Warning! This first post is pretty long but please try to power through! It’s important to check this stuff carefully because it’s the first year we’ve tracked organization relationships in such a detailed way.
This year, users have the ability to manage their organization’s profile information directly through EPC. Also new in FY2016, the information you add to your organization’s profile will automatically populate into your E-rate Program forms.
If you still need to set up a user account, see last week’s post for instructions.
We strongly encourage you to update missing/incorrect information now while it is still early in the application process! It’s essential to make sure all information is accurate, as it will auto populate in your form.
The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) is your window to the E-rate Program, where you can apply for funding, upload and manage documentation, and communicate with USAC. EPC was rolled out in July 2015 and is new for Funding Year 2016.