E-Rate Worksheets

Please Note: The following information is provided from the Florida Department of Education's database, which was collected from the Food Service sections of the school districts during the annually scheduled surveys of the school districts' student information. It is data that follows the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) policy. As with previous years, the Bureau of Educational Technology uses the school-level FRL reports collected and processed by the Bureau of Education Information and Accountability Services (EIAS) during the Survey 2 & 3 period, conducted in October and February, to complete the Block 4 Discount Calculation Worksheets of E-Rate Form 471 displayed on this website. These Block 4 Discount Calculation Worksheets of E-Rate Form 471 are available for each Florida school district to use, should they choose to do so. School districts may alternatively decide to use its own data from reports of FRL submitted to USDA.

The 2014 worksheets use the 2013-2014 Survey 2 and 3 Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) and Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) data as of 2/3/2014. If you use these worksheets, please review and ensure completeness, so that your Form 471 application does not have Minimum Processing Standard errors that would have your E-Rate application returned unprocessed and thereby potentially lose E-Rate funding. If you have questions about the information posted, please contact us at .

In regards to Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) data, please refer to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) E-rate Modernization Order (PDF) adopted on July 11, 2014:

NSLP Community Eligibility Provision (Order 225-229) The Order allows schools and school districts participating in the CEP of the NSLP to use the same approach for determining their E-rate discount as they use for determining their NSLP reimbursement rate. Specifically, schools utilizing the CEP shall calculate their student eligibility for free or reduced priced lunches by multiplying the percentage of directly certified students by the CEP national multiplier. For more information about the CEP see www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/community-eligibility-provision. This change will become effective 30 days after the Order is published in the Federal Register.

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