The Form 471 application filing window for Funding Year 2020 opened at noon Eastern on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The E-rate Guides at Funds For Learning have created this page as a one-stop information portal for everything you need to know about the FY2020 filing window. Check back often to get the latest news and analysis!
Filing Window Fast Facts
  • The original last date that a Form 470 may be posted while still allowing the required 28 days for competitive bidding was February 26.
  • The window was originally set to close at 11:59 p.m. on March 25, 2020, but due to nationwide concern regarding the COVID-19 pandemic the FCC extended the window to 11:59 p.m. on April 29 (read the story here.)  This means that the new Form 470 "deadline" will be April 1.
Guide to Category Two Budget Changes
In late 2019 the FCC published new rules for Category Two funding requests, charting out a unique path for Funding Year 2020 and beyond. Budgets will be calculated and enforced on a per-site basis for the last time in FY2020, and all sites receive a 20% increase in their C2 budgets for FY2020 only.
Maximize the 20% increase to Category 2 budgets for FY2020 by reading our guide or view infographic.
Category Two Budget Calculator
Get an up-to-date summary of your school or library’s available Category Two budget for FY2020 using our convenient calculator here.
My E-rate Guides
Our monthly webinar events will provide the latest news and updates about the FY2020 application window, as well as filing tips and tricks and regulatory compliance best practices. For more information and to register for the events, click here.
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