Category 2 Funding Floor:
All levels approved beginning in 2015, however capped based on per site Category 2 budget
The Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) usually issues the first wave of funding commitments in May prior to the beginning of the funding year. USAC provides a demand estimate to the FCC after the Form 471 filing window closes. The FCC will then determine amount of funding available and will direct USAC to issue funding to applications based on the amount of funds remaining in the program.
Detailed instructions on how to view the list of schools and libraries included in the funding waves are posted on the SLD web site. See Funding Tools, Search Commitments: Search Tools
You can view and/or download funding commitments by school/library, state, funding year by going to the commitments search screen on the SLD web site. Then click on “Advanced Search” : Automated Search of Commitments
The SLD’s Data Retrieval Tool allows you to download details about your funding including funding date, denial reasons, original requests, committed amounts, contract expiration date, and amounts disbursed. See: Data Retrieval Tool
Beginning with FY2015, the line item detail of products and services requested on E-rate funding requests is included on the FCC Form 471. The detail information was formerly called “Item 21 Attachments.” You can download the line item detail from the Form 471 Tools – Download 471 Information.
If your school or library doesn’t show up in the funding commitments, you can find out the status of your application by logging into your EPC account, then navigate to Forms, Form 471.
In order to look up the status of your application, you have to know your billed entity number. You can find your BEN on SLD’s web site using the Billed Entity Search in the tools section of the USAC web site.
If you have any questions about the E-Rate program, please feel free to call your E-Rate professionals, Kellogg & Sovereign® Consulting at 866-334-1444.
2014-15: NO FUNDING
2013-14: NO FUNDING
2010-11: No Floor
1999-00: No Floor