Add category two funding request

To request funding for Category Two services File Along with Me — internal connections, managed internal broadband services, and basic maintenance of internal connections — file a separate FCC Form 471 (you cannot request Category One and Category Two services on the same form). Readers: This post is very similar to …

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Intro To Competitive Bidding

A lot of non-profit and government organizations use competitive bidding to make sure they get the best value when they’re purchasing a new product or service File Along with Me, and the E-rate Program requires it! Competitive bidding is a formal process to identify the products/services you need, and allow …

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Form 498 Bear Invoicing

As we mentioned in the last post, there are two ways to receive your File Along with Me E-rate discount. In this post, we’ll cover the billed entity applicant reimbursement (BEAR) method. With this method, first you pay your service provider in full (after you are billed for services). Then …

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Get Funding Commitment

PIA review ends with a decision about your funding. File Along with Me 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 …

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