ELECTRONIC FILERS NOTE! SLD MUST RECEIVE YOUR SIGNED CERTIFICATION FORMS
BY JANUARY 26!




E-RATE NEWSFLASH
SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES DIVISION/USAC
1/15/00

ELECTRONIC FILERS NOTE! SLD MUST RECEIVE YOUR SIGNED CERTIFICATION FORMS BY
JANUARY 26!

The active use of electronic filing of FCC Forms 471 is good news for
applicants and SLD alike, facilitating SLD's processing of your application
once filed. We regret that system performance has slowed down in light of
heavy volume, and are taking steps to rectify this performance problem.

On-line applicants are reminded, however, that no FCC Form 471 is complete
without Block 6: a completed and signed certification form. SLD must receive
your certification forms in Kansas at one of the addresses below:

If regular postal service:

SLD-Form 471
P.O.Box 7026
Lawrence, KS 66044-7026


Or, for express delivery services or U.S. Postal Service, Return Receipt
Requested:

SLD-Form 471
c/o MS. Smith
3833 Greenway Drive
Lawrence, KS 660646
1-888-203-8100

Applicants must also submit at either of the above addresses on paper the
item 21 attachments for the electronically filed Form 471.

Recognizing that on-line system performance has been slow, and in order to
facilitate on-line filing, Block 6 certifications from Forms 471 which have
been COMPLETED on-line by the closing of the window, 11:59PM, EST,
Wednesday, January 19, may be mailed once the electronic filing is complete.
Such certifications must, however, be RECEIVED by SLD no later than January
26, 11:59 PM, EST.

On Block 6, the certification form, you must provide an original signature,
in ink, of the authorized person. Make sure your printer has, on Block 6,
successfully printed the system-generated application number for the Form
471 which is being certified. The application number is the critical link to
the electronic form in the SLD computer system.

If the certification block for an electronically completed Form 471 filed by
January 19 is not received by January 26, the funding request will be
considered as having been received the date the certification is finally
received by SLD.

SLD urges on-line filers to complete their applications as soon as possible.
The Client Service Bureau will be open twelve hours a day over the weekend
to help you, and web site hours are being extended.