The Schools and Libraries Corporation has finally posted the final versions of forms that E-rate applicants and vendors will have to complete to get their E-rate discounts processed, and a partially complete manual to guide vendors through the process.

After months of discussion, the SLC posted the Form 486, which applicants must file to begin the process of paying vendors. In addition, the SLC has added a Form 473, an annual certification that vendors must complete to receive funding, the Form 474, the invoice that service providers must send to the SLC, and the Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement (BEAR) form that applicants must complete to cover situations in which they have already paid vendors for services that qualify for funding.

In addition, the SLC has posted parts of a very detailed manual designed to explain to vendors the various stages of the process.