Appeals and Audit Support

If you believe you have been improperly denied E-rate funding you have options!  In the E-rate program you can appeal any adverse decision and there are multiple levels of appeals.   If your funding has been denied, reduced, you have missed one of the many deadlines, or if you have an adverse audit finding the experts at E-Rate Central can help!   

Appeals Support

E-rate applications are often denied or funding reduced. In some cases program audits result in a Funding Commitment Adjustment (COMAD) and requests to return program funds to the Administrator. All funding denials and commitment adjustments can be appealed.

Applicants have the right to appeal adverse decisions of the Administrator. E-Rate Central has the expertise and resources to assist schools and libraries with appeals to both the Administrator and Federal Communications Commission.

Appeals must be submitted within 60 days of an Administrator decision and must be filed in a specific format.  

E-Rate Central has a proven track record of successfully overturning Administrator decisions and will fight to secure E-Rate funding to deserving applicants. 

If you have been denied funding or facing a demand to return funds, contact our appeal experts today!

Audit Support 

Audits are natural part of any large program and help ensure that funds are being used in compliance with program rules.   The E-rate program includes many different types of audits, which include Payment Quality Assurance (PQA) reviews, Agreed-Upon Procedures audit, Investigatory audits.  These audits may be conducted by external audit firms hired by the Administrator, Administrator audit staff, or FCC Office of Inspector General auditors.

Many applicants that face these types of reviews may be doing so for the first time and could use the assistance of seasoned professionals.   Our experience with the procedures, practices and methodologies of the E-rate program and enforcement agencies, enables us to provide our clients with unmatched representation services during any audit or review by the Administrator or the FCC.