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June 2019

Funding Commitment Update 2019-20

IMESD clients currently have FCDLs for 74 of 130 applications submitted for the 2019-20 Funding Year. Statistics show that USAC is concentrating on processing Category 1 applications and IMESD application submissions are following course with 69% Category 1 and 34% Category 2 funding commitments worth $1.7M combined.

Of the remaining 56 applications, we have responded to PIA inquiries on 32, while we have yet to receive any inquiries on 24 of the certified applications.

May 2019

As the 2018-19 Funding Year is winding down and 2019-20 Funding Commitments continue to roll in for our clients, it’s time to start the process all over again for 2020-21. As you can see,  E-rate truly is a year round process!

Just released - IMESD’s 2020-21 Application Process.  Use this to guide you through the four basic steps of E-rate:

Competitive Bidding * Application * Funding * Reimbursement.



On the left, you will notice two black “arrows”.  The top row represents some of the tasks that the Applicant (you) are responsible for and when we are to complete these tasks.  The bottom row represents some of the tasks that InterMountain E-rate is responsible for.

In the lavender box at the bottom are some commonly used terms in the world of E-Rate.  You can print this PDF from the list of Resources below.






April 2019


IMESD’s 2020-21 Application Process Program Overview- external link

Education SuperHighway (state and national data)- external link

Eligible Services Overview (USAC external link)

Discount Matrix (USAC)- PDF

Glossary of Terms (USAC)- PDF

CIPA Compliance (USAC external link)