The SLD and FCC have worked together to streamline the application review process this year. As of June 19, 2014, 17,279 applicants have received commitments totaling $1.07 billion.
Funds For Learning released an E-rate utilization analysis in 2008 in which we concluded, “The most remarkable factor affecting funding utilization is the amount of time after the start of the funding year that the applicant receives a funding commitment decision. An analysis of Funding Year 2002 – 2006 commitments and utilization shows that utilization drops as the days beyond the start of the funding year (July 1) pass.”
Funds For Learning Analysis – Date Reached $1 Billion Committed Amount by Funding Year:
- FY 2013: October 8, 2013
- FY 2012: August 29, 2012
- FY 2011; October 19, 2011
- FY 2010: August 18, 2010