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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Troubleshooting for libraries and consortia, Part 1

Post 52 - Troubleshooting for libraries and consortiaNow that the filing window for schools and school districts is over (and their discount rates are locked in to EPC), their information should be available to use for library and consortium discount calculations.

But some library and consortium applicants might discover that their discount rates are still partially blank (incomplete). Today we’ll talk about how to find out if that’s the case for your application, and what to do if it is.

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