Once you’re finished adding your Category Two funding requests and FRN line items, complete, certify, and submit the form.
The process for certifying a Category Two FCC Form 471 is the same as the process for a Category One form, which we covered in detail in Post #41: Certify and Complete FCC Form 471:
- Confirm your connectivity information (or edit it from your profile),
- Generate a PDF for review,
- Review the PDF preview, and
- Certify the form yourself or send to someone else for certification
When your FCC Form 471 is certified and submitted, you will not receive an email confirmation. But, you can view the Receipt Acknowledgment Letter (RAL) by searching your News Feed in EPC. Click the “News” tab on the top left of your screen, then type “RAL” into the search box and press “Enter.”
This concludes our step-by-step walkthrough of FCC Form 471! Going forward here on the blog, we’ll provide information about what to expect from the E-rate Program after you’ve finished FCC Form 471 including how to make changes to your application, and what to expect during Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) review.
In the next post, we’ll discuss how to read and understand your Receipt Acknowledgement Letter (RAL).