We are offering a Complimentary Trial Membership to our E-Rate Forum Services:

The E-Rate Central Forum is structured as a subscription service serving as a place to showcase E-Rate Central's tools.  In addition, key E-rate issues and developments are discussed and shared in our Weekly Forum update. 

Subscribers to our Forum gain access to the following services and resources:

The E-Rate Forum Weekly - Weekly newsletter that reports and interprets important E-rate developments.

Funding Data Search Tool - Enter a SPIN, BEN, 471, FRN or CRN to find out detailed funding information.  This includes valuable fields such as utilization rates, the number of 486's on file, pre and post discount dollars requested and committed, invoice mode and the FCDL date.

Form 486 Deadlines Report - The Form 486 Deadlines report is a color coded visual reminder of upcoming and past 486 deadlines.

Funding Denial Analysis Report - This report searches all FCDL comments for key words.  You can search FRNs by funding status for any given year, wave, text or SPIN.

Wave Analysis Tool - Pick your FY, Wave Number and you’re off.  The best benefit in comparison to USAC’s Wave Analysis tool is the ability to use E-Rate Central's embedded hyperlinks to easily drill down further into the 471, FRN or Entity level details.

D-U-N-S Lookup -  Enter a BEN and the tool will return the entity’s Dun and Bradstreet number. 

Forum Fees:

Annual fees for the Forum's basic subscription service are set on an E-rate funding year basis (July 1 through June 30) as follows:

Service Providers: Annual Fees
7/1/22 - 6/30/23
Standard participation fee (1-5 subscriptions) $5,000
Special participation fee* (1-2 subscriptions) $2,000
Additional subscriptions $500

* Available to service providers with less than $5,000,000 E-rate awards in the current funding year, consultants, and other entities.


If you sell only through distributors, we offer two options:

  1. Subscribe at the special small company rate (i.e., $0 E-rate awards) for $2,000
  2. Subscribe yourself and your distributors (based on total E-rate awards and an additional subscription fee of $1,000 per distributor) for $5,000+.

To Order A Free Trial Membership:

Trial subscriptions may be requested using this form: