Semper Paratus: E-rate Reviews, Audits, and Appeals
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM: Breakout
Room: Park Suite (Hilton Portland Downtown)
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Brief Session Description: Whether it be as simple as a PIA, or as extensive as an audit, all E-rate applications are subject to program review and oversight. While the size and scope between different E-rate reviews can vary greatly, there are best practices that can be applied to all levels of review that can decrease the associated stress and increase applicants' likelihood for success. This presentation will cover best-practices for the different E-rate application reviews:
Be Proactive: Learn how to write your Form 471 to minimize review questions
Be Thorough: Learn how to provide the right information at the right time
Be Prepared: Learn how (and whom) to appeal adverse decisions in times of increased scrutiny.
The presentation will also supply current appeal and audit data, highlighting current trends and common audit findings, as well as cover the types and likelihood of different E-rate reviews.

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