The Schools and Libraries Division announced on Sept. 18 that the E-rate Funding Year 4 (July 1, 2001-June 30, 2002) Form 471 application window will open in early November 2000 and close mid-January 2001. The SLD did not name specific dates. This confirms that the Year 4 filing schedule will be similar to the one used in Year 3, in which the Form 471 filing window opened on Nov. 10, 1999 and closed Jan. 19, 2000.
This filing window applies only to Form 471 filing, not the Form 470. Form 470s may be submitted now.