[erate-maine] Form 486 and Form 472

McKenney, Janet Janet.McKenney at maine.gov
Mon Aug 23 10:27:36 EDT 2010

The last message seemed to have just info about the Form 486.

Here's info on both forms for you.


E-rate Form Deadlines 


Although the deadlines aren't until October now is a good time to do two
required e-rate forms. One form is for 2010 and one form is for 2009. 


Form 486 - Deadline is October 29, 2010 


For 2010 (For services that began July 1, 2010 and will end on June 30,

* You must have already received your Funding Commitment Decision Letter
(FCDL) to fill out this form. (This will be pink.) * All the necessary
information can be found on your FCDL. * Online Form 486 can be found
at: http://www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp 


Helpful hints 


* Skip Block 2 - it does not have to be filled out after July 31. 


For telephone applications 


* Block 4, # 8 - for telephone service, select "Other" and type in NONE.
* Block 4, #11 - for telephone service, select "c" - CIPA does not apply


For Smartphone applications 


* Block 4, # 8 - for Smartphone (iPhone/Blackberry) service with
Internet, select Maine State Library * Block 4, #11 - for telephone
service, select "a" - CIPA does apply since the Smartphone uses the




Form 472 (BEAR) - Deadline is October 28, 2010 


For 2009 (for services that began on July 1, 2009 and just ended June
30, 2010) 


* Make sure that you have paid all bills. 

* Collect all bills and add up the 12 months of bills for the service
dates noted above. 

* Check bills to make sure that all charges are eligible. (Taxes and USF
fees are eligible but special services that go beyond a
telecommunications service, such as monitoring services for 911, E911,
or an alarm telephone line. 

* Find the 2009 Funding Commitment Decision Letter. (This will be
yellow.) You need the Form 471 application number, the Funding request
Number (FRN) and the total amount paid. 

* PIN to login 

* Online Form 472 can be found at:
http://www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp  under Utilities. 



Helpful Hints: 


* Only fill in Column 12 - Leave 13 blank. 

* Make sure the service start date is 07/01/2009 (if you put 2010 it is
a real problem and you will be denied) 



Janet McKenney

Acting Director of Library Development

Maine State Library

64 State House Station

Augusta, ME  04333


207-287-5620 (phone)

207-287-5624 (fax)


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