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Fall 2022 Virtual E-rate Trainings Announced

On September 15, 2022, USAC announced Fall 2022 E-rate trainings for applicants and service providers. The USAC trainings will be virtual, and registration is required. The sessions are for E-rate program participants at all levels and will include opportunities to ask questions.

Upcoming USAC trainings include:

  • E-rate Program Overview: October 18, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT – Register
    • USAC will provide a high-level overview of the E-Rate application process from beginning to end and explain basic program concepts for applicants and service providers. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.
  • E-rate Pre-Commitment Process: October 20, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT – Register
    • USAC will discuss the E-Rate Pre-Commitment process. This includes how to get started, competitive bidding, applying for discounts, and Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) review. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.
  • Category Two Budgets: October 25, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT – Register
    • USAC will discuss Category Two (C2) budgets. We will provide an overview of C2 budgets and C2 budget guidance for FY2023. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.
  • EPC Administrative Window: October 27, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT – Register
    • USAC will discuss the EPC Administrative Window, the period during which applicants can make updates to their profile information in the E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC), to prepare for the upcoming FCC Form 471 application filing window. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.
  • E-rate Post-Commitment Process: November 3, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT – Register
    • USAC will discuss the E-Rate Post-Commitment Process and other post-commitment activities. Topics include starting services, the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), service substitutions, appeals, and more. After the presentation, we will conduct a Q&A session.

More information about the trainings and the registration link can be found here

The USAC news brief can be found here

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