Notify USAC that services started

Post 59 - Notify USAC that services startedAs we said in the last post, FCC Form 486 is the “receipt for service confirmation and CIPA and technology plan certification form;” it notifies USAC that your services have started or been delivered, and that you agree to follow program rules.

Today, we’ll talk about how to file the form online, and the certifications you agree to by completing the form.

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What happens after your FCDL is issued

Post 57 what happens nextSome applicants mistakenly think the application process is over once they get their Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL). It’s not! You still have a few steps left before you receive your funding.

After you get your FCDL, you still have to:

  1. Make changes and corrections (if needed),
  2. Submit the FCC Form 486 to confirm that services started and to report your Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliance status (as applicable), and
  3. Invoice USAC to receive your funding.

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What to do when you get your funding commitment

Post 56 - What to do when you get an FCDLPIA review ends with a decision about your funding. Today, we’ll cover funding commitments and funding commitment decision letters (FCDLs).

You’ll get an email when your FCDL is ready

When USAC makes a decision about your funding requests, the contact person listed on the FCC Form 471 will receive an email prompting them to log into EPC. The funding commitment decision letter (FCDL) will be in the EPC Notifications (with the subject: EPC Notification – E-rate Funding Commitment Decision Letter).

Reminder: No paper funding commitment decisions letters (FCDLs) will be issued this year; letters will be available only in your EPC news feed.

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