Due to the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) E-rate Modernization Order (PDF) adopted on July 11, 2014, there are significant changes to the new FCC Form 471 (PDF), one of which is that the Form 471 must be filed electronically. Please refer to the FCC Form 471 Instructions. USAC instructions for completing the discount calculation template are found at the following: http://www.usac.org/_res/documents/sl/pdf/forms/FCC-Form-471-Discount-template-instructions.pdf. Because of these changes, the Bureau of Educational Technology will no longer create and post the FCC Form 471 Block 4 worksheets as we have done in past years
Beginning with the 2015 E-Rate application year, the Bureau of Educational Technology will post on this website school district information collected in the Department of Education's Master Public School database and from the annual Survey 2 process. The schools collected from the Master Public School database are active public schools and charter schools recognized by the the Department of Education as elementary or a secondary school as defined in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 U.S.C. Section 7801 (18) and (38)) which is not operating as a for-profit business, and does not have an endowment exceeding $50 million.
For the E-Rate application process, beginning in 2015 and each year thereafter, in addition to the Survey 2 Free/Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility data, the Florida Department of Education will post on this website the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) Eligibility data collected by the Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DFNW-FDACS) for schools that have submitted an application to the DFNW-FDACS to participate in the NSLP. The FDACS - NSLP October Data (XLS) represents all of the approved NSLP sites participating as of October 31, 2014.The Survey 2 Free/Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility and Membership in Florida Public Schools data can be obtained at http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/data-sys/edu-info-accountability-services/pk-12-public-school-data-pubs-reports/students.stml.
Districts can use the DFNW-FDACS data for the Form 471 Block 4 School District Calculation. E-Rate applicants should refer to the Universal Service Administrative Company's (USAC) Calculating Discounts website for further information.
Please refer to the USAC website concerning Community Eligibility Provision or contact the Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at 850-670-7413.
For E-Rate application assistance, please contact the Department of Management Services Florida E-Rate Assistance Team.
E-Rate Form 471 Block 4 Worksheets from previous years are located at the bottom of this page.
Archive E-Rate Worksheets