COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 28
February 20, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Lan W. Neugent, Assistant Superintendent for Technology
SUBJECT: Universal Service Update 

 
     The Universal Service (E-Rate) 75-day filing window is
  now open and  the Schools and Libraries Corporation (SLC) is
  accepting applications from schools and libraries. All
  applications received within the 75-day window will be treated
  as if they were simultaneously received at the SLC.
  Applications received after the window closes will be funded
  on a first-come, first-served basis.

     The SLC has issued several informational updates in the
  past few days to help schools and libraries determine eligible
  equipment and services. The website address for updated
  information is: http://www.neca.org/funds/faslc.htm. I have
  also enclosed a hard copies of the list of eligible services
  and a fact sheet on discount calculations.

     For questions related to Universal Service discounts
  please call the Schools and Libraries Corporation at (888)
  203-8100 or Greg Weisiger at the Department of Education at
  (804) 692-0335. 


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