Decoding the codes

Decoding the codes

Post 29 - Decoding the CodesIn the FCC Form 471, you’ll be asked to provide a number of different codes File Along with Me. Some applicants have never heard of these codes, and don’t know how to look up their school/library’s codes!

Here, we’ll break down what these codes are for, and how to find yours.

Code
acronym
What is it? Required? Purpose Where to find yours
CRN Consultant Registration Number Yes, if applicable Helps us identify the consultant you are using. Call your consultant, or (888) 203-8100. Find more info on the page Consultant Registration Number.
FCCRN FCC Registration Number Yes for the entity filing the form All entities doing business with the FCC need one of these numbers. Search for yours on the FCC’s website or apply for one
FSCS The Federal-State Cooperative System code No This (optional) number helps us coordinate with other government agencies. FSCS library search tool
Locale Code The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Locale Code No Identifies the population density of the library’s location. View the latest Public Library Survey results, and locate your library’s code under the “locale” column. Find more details here.
NCES National Center for Education Statistics code No This (optional) number helps us coordinate with other government agencies. NCES school search tool
State LEA code Local Education Agency code No Some states use this code to identify the school’s local education agency. Ask your state department of education.
State school code n/a No Some states use this code to identify the school. Ask your state department of education.

More information is available on our website.

This is our last post during the 28-day filing period! If you submitted FCC Form 470 when we wrote about it in the blog (March 3), then Friday, April 1 will be the first day you can select a service provider.*

Next week, we’ll show you how to evaluate and select a vendor using the selection criteria you identified earlier in the process.

 

*If you submitted FCC Form 470 on a different day, check the “allowable contract/vendor selection date” (ACD) on your FCC Form 470 receipt notification letter to see the first day you’re allowed to select a service provider and sign a contract. The letter will be in the “News Feed” of your EPC account.

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