The timetable below and list of deadlines was pulled directly from the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) website. Please make sure to visit USAC's website at www.usac.org for complete program, guidelines and news.
July 1 through the following June 30 (non-recurring services through the following September 30).
Description of Services Requested and Certification Form (Form 470)
Posted at least 28 days before the filing of the Services Ordered and Certification Form (Form 471), keeping in mind (1) the timeframe for compliance with all competitive bidding requirements, and (2) the Form 471 application filing window opening and closing dates.
Form 471 Window
Early November to early February preceding the start of the Funding Year (exact dates for each funding year will be posted on USAC's website).
Services Ordered and Certification Form (Form 471)
Received or postmarked no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on the day of the close of the Form 471 application filing window (exact date will be posted on our website).
Receipt of Service Confirmation Form (Form 486)
Received or postmarked no later than 120 days after the date of the USAC Funding Commitment Decision Letter or 120 days after the service start date, whichever is later.
Billing Entity Applicant Reimbursement Form (Form 472) and Service Provider Invoice Form (Form 474)
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Received or postmarked no later than 60 days after the date of USAC's decision letter.
We urge you to directly contact the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Fund with your E-Rate related questions. However, you may review our E-Rate FAQ's to see if your questions have already been answered.
For more information on the Universal Services Funding program visit www.usac.org.