It’s that time of the year once again: another Form 470 deadline has come and gone.  In total, E-rate applicants across the country filed 35,124 Forms 470 for Funding Year 2014, 11.6% of which were filed within seven days of the deadline. Additional statistics for Form 470 postings include:

  • The number of Forms 470 filed on the deadline day increased for the first time in three years:

    • FY2011 – 1,249 Forms posted on 2/24/2011

    • FY2012 – 1,146 Forms posted on 2/21/2012

    • FY2013 – 971 Forms posted on 2/14/2013

    • FY2014 – 1,016 Forms posted on 2/26/2014
  • 16,527 FY2013 Forms 470 (47.1%) were posted after the Form 471 filing window opened on January 9, 2014.

  • 18 FY2013 Forms 470 were posted on Christmas Day, and 39 were posted on New Year’s Day.

The following chart shows cumulative Form 470 postings starting 20 weeks (140 days) prior to the Form 470 deadline for Funding Years 2012 - 2014:

The chart below illustrates the average weekly Forms 470 filed starting 20 weeks prior to the Form 470 deadline for Funding Years 2012 - 2014: