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New E-Rate Webinar to Cover Best Practices for Applicants

E-rate compliance firm Funds For Learning will host a free best practices webinar for E-rate applicants, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at noon EST, with Brian Stephens, a technology and regulatory analyst with the company.

The hour-long webinar, titled “Cracking the Window: Making the Most of Your E-rate Applications,” is designed specifically for applicants applying during the Funding Year 2012 filing window. Eligibility, appropriate documentation, and practical solutions will all be covered.

“[E-rate Applicants] have to be familiar with program compliance, product eligibility, competitive bidding regulations, and a gamut of other items," Stephens said in a statement. "It can quickly become overwhelming.”

And as IT budgets decline among some E-rate applicants, Stephens also noted the importance of making the most of the E-rate filing window, adding that the funding can “provide a boost to budgetary shortfalls.”  

E-rate funding, also known as the Schools and Libraries Program of the Federal Communications Commission's Universal Service Fund, assists schools and libraries throughout the country in obtaining various telecommunications services and products. Funds for Learning's John Harrington also provided tips for E-rate applicants in T.H.E. Journal's October issue.

More information on the webinar, including how to register, is available online.

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