|The Block 4 discount rate worksheet of the new Form 471 for FY 2005 will
require NCES Codes (or the equivalent for libraries and private schools) in
addition to the regular SLD Entity Numbers. The return to NCES Codes, last used
in FY 1999, is the result of a request by the U.S. Department of Education,
which is now reviewing E-rate forms.
NCES Codes for most entities - public schools, public districts, private schools
(PSS Codes), and public libraries (FSCS Codes) - can be found by searching the
NCES Web site (see the Online Data section at
NCES Site Index). NCES Code lists for New York State applicants can
also be displayed, or downloaded in Excel format, via the search utility
provided below. The resulting analysis will be based on data made available as
of October 10, 2004 on the NCES
web site for the 2002-2003 year. New or recently assigned NCES Codes
may have to be obtained from the State Education Department.