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Preliminary FY2011 Demand Estimate

The Funding Year 2011 filing window closed on March 24, 2011. Funds For Learning has gathered the below stats available thus far for FY2011. This analysis is a preliminary FY2011 demand estimate, as not all the Form 471 applications are in the SLD’s Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) yet. There are also several large applicants, such as the New York City Board of Education, who file paper Forms 471 and it may take a week or more for that information to be entered and get into the DRT. The New York City Board of Education files on behalf of 1,600 sites and typically requests approximately $300 million annually.

When all the information has been entered accurately into the SLD’s DRT, Funds For Learning will update these numbers with our final analysis on the FY2011 funding picture.

Here are the FY 2011 preliminary stats as of March 28, 2011:

FFL’s FY2011 analysis of funding requests

  • Requested Amount: $3,743,117,830.67 (In FY 2010, $4.05 billion was requested and FY 2009, $3.89 billion was requested. The FY 2011 demand is consistent with past year’s at this juncture)
  • Number of FRNS: 118,820
  • Number of Applicants: 23,012 (In FY 2010, 25,033 applicants applied for E-rate and in FY 2009, 23,848 applicants applied for E-rate)

Requests by Service Category

  • Telecom Requested Amount: $1,422,218,463.70
  • Internet Access Requested Amount: $484,857,126.26
  • Internal Connections Requested Amount: $1,610,507,034.64
  • Basic Maintenance Requested Amount: $225,535,206.07

Requests by Applicant Type

  • School District: $3,085,474,622.86
  • Library: $95,773,241.01
  • School: $264,920,512.90
  • Consortium: $296,949,453.90

Number of SPINS: 4,899 (*note that some companies have multiple SPINS)

Number of Applicants by Dollar Ranges

  • 12 applicants requested more than $10,000,000
  • 26 applicants requested between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000
  • 196 applicants requested between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000
  • 337 applicants requested between $500,000 and $1,000,000
  • 2,370 applicants requested between $100,000 and $500,000
  • 11,602 applicants requested between $10,000 and $100,000
  • 21,867 applicants requested less than $10,000

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