E-Rate PIA Review - How to Prepare (Webinar)

Date: 4/16/2019

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Professional Development Hours: Units - 0.5


After you file and certify an FCC Form 471 within the filing window, Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) reviewers at USAC check the information on your form for completeness and accuracy and may have additional questions for you to answer. It's important to remember you have done nothing wrong, this review is all a part of the wonderful E-Rate process. Checks and balances are important to ensure that all participants are following the same guidance and standards.

All applications go through an initial review and a final review, which may involve questions from PIA reviewers on eligible entities and services, discount calculations/verification, and the open bidding process. Districts may be asked for copies of contracts or bills, names and addresses of district buildings, or additional information to support that services they are requesting are eligible for the E-Rate program. Some districts are asked to explain how their wide area networks are set up or for information from ISBE to validate their students eligible for the national school lunch program.

This review process can cause E-Rate coordinators effort and stress. It's important to remain calm and get organized in order to prepare for the impending review. This webinar will cover some organizing tips, examples of questions and responses and contact information of individuals who are here to help districts answer USAC questions when the time comes.



Registration open through 4/16/2019 2:00 PM.


Virtual Webinar


Learning Technology Center


The Learning Technology Centers of Illinois assist the Illinois State Board of Education with statewide initiatives by supporting Illinois Regional Offices of Education and school districts with technical support and technology professional development.

Website: http://ltcillinois.org/