February 21, 2017 @ 7:28 pm
posted by E-Rate

On Monday, February, 27, 2017 the Form 471 Filing Window will open at 12 noon EST. The Filing Window will close on Thursday May 11, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT. Any applicant intending to file a Form 471 for 2017 should begin the process of filing a Form 470 soon. The last day to file a Form 470 will be Thursday, April 13th. We recommend that you confirm that all Forms 470 referenced on your Forms 471 meet at least one of the following conditions:

(1) The 2017 Form 470 was filed on or before April 13th, 2017.

(2) The relevant services are under a contract that is covered by a prior year Form 470 that was successfully submitted.

(3) The applicant plans to purchase products or services included on a Form 470 filed by a state entity, or consortium, that followed the Form 470 guidelines.

Be sure to check the, “Allowable Contract Date” on any Form 470 you plan to use. A Form 470 MUST be posted online for a minimum of 28 days before you select a service provider and file your Form 471.

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