ERATE Libraries can get discounts on Internet Service and network equipment through the Universal Service Fund. The window closes August 13. ECF Emergency Connectivity Fund ODL's ECF Page American Library Association ECF Funds For Learning ECF USAC Hotline: 888-203-8100 Filing Your 470 File E-rate Form 470 to start the competitive bidding process. Get Help with the 470 Filing Your 471 Selection of Service Provider, terms of service and total cost of service. Get Started with the 471 Filing Your 486 Receipt of Service Confirmation Form, filed so eRate payments can be made to a vendor. See the Steps to do the 486.