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.


We’ll cover each of these steps in detail in upcoming blog posts. Next up, we’ll show you how to confirm to USAC that services have started, and report CIPA status, to prepare for the invoicing process.

Application flow chart - you are here

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