Monthly SLD News Brief 2016

2015 2016 2017
December 2016
  • December 2nd - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, Category One, Category Two, and the Definition of "Campus", Applying for a Deadline Extension for Fiber FRNs that Receive a Late FCDL
  • December 9th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016, Appealing USAC Decisions on Invoices, USAC Seeks Volunteers for User Acceptance Testing
  • December 16th - Commitments for Funding Year 2016, New Ways to Update your EPC Profile, Winter Contract Period Begins, December 23.
  • December 30th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, New Functionality in EPC, Ombudsman Inquires Must Be Submitted to CSB or in EPC
 
November 2016
  • November 4th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, Update on FRN Status Tool Detailed Report, FCC Form 486 Deadlines for FY2016, Update on PINs, Last Week in "File Along with Me."
  • November 11th - Commitments for Funding Year 2016, Canceling and Re-Filing an FFC Form 486, PQA Requests for Information Are Going Out.
  • November 18th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, Appealing a Funding Reduction Due to a Late-filed Form 486
October 2016
  • October 7th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, APPLICATION PROCESS: FCC Form 486, Last Week in "File Along with Me" 
  • October 14th - Commitments for funding Year 2016, DEADLINE REMINDER for FY2015 Recurring Services and Invoice Deadline Extension Requests: October 28, 2016, Last Week in "File Along with Me."
  • October 21st - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, Invoice Deadline Extension Request Tool Now Available, Reminders for Applicants Submitting Invoices for FY2015 Recurring Services.
  • October 28th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, FCC Extends Deadline for E-rate Participants to Request Invoice Deadline Extension, Category Two Budget Reminders, Last Week in "File Along with Me."
  • October 28th - Special Edition: Extra Day to Request an FY2015 Invoice Extension.
September 2016
  • September 2nd - Commitments for Funding Year 2016, Update on Fall Applicant Training, Reminders on the Upcoming October 28 Invoicing Deadline. 
  • September 9th - Commitments for Funding Year 2016, Summer Contact Procedure Ends, filing an Appeal in EPC, Search Commitments Tools Combined, Last Week in "File Along with Me".
  • September 16th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, USAC Unveils FRN Status Tool, FCC Releases FY2017 Eligible Services List, Using the RAL Modification Process to Update the Quantity of Circuits or Lines. 
  • September 22nd - Update on EPC Known Issues.
  • September 30th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, FCC Form 498 Status Tool Available, Last Week in "File Along with Me".
 
August 2016
  • August 8th - Update on Invoicing and Payment Processes for FY2016
  • August 12th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, USAC's FCC Form 498 Reviews, Last Week in "File Along with Me".
  • August 19th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, New Search Commitments Tool for FY2016, Fall Applicant Training Dates Published, Last Week in "File Along with Me"
  • August 26th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, Fall Applicant Training Dates and Locations Announced, Update on Service Provider .RSP Files
June 2016
  • July 1st - Update on Funding Year 2016 Waves, Commitments for Funding Year 2015, Direct BEAR Reimbursement Process Reminders.
  • July 8th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, Invoicing Guidance and Reminders, Last Week in "File Along with Me".
  • July 15th - USAC Has Moved, Commitments for Funding Year 2016
  • July 22nd - A Note on Ongoing EPC Issues, Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015
 
June 2016
  • June 3rd - First FY2016 Application Filing Window Closes Successfully, Summary of the FCDL Process in EPC, Processing of FCC Forms 498 Filed by Applicants
  • June 10th - Filing the FY2016 FCC Form 486 in EPC, Last Week in "File Along with Me", Commitments for Funding Year 2015.
  • June 16th - USAC Releases First Funding Wave for FY2016
  • June 17th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, Reviewing Commitment Information in CSV Files
  • June 24th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, Reimbursement Process - How to Get a PIN after June 30th, Last Week in "File Along with Me".
 
May 2016
  • May 6th - Overview of the Invoicing Process that Starts July 1, 2016.
  • May 13th - Actions that Schools and School Districts Should Take NOW, Changes to the EPC and Apply Pages Online, FY2016 FCDL Notifications by Email. 
  • May 20th - Extended CSB Hours During the Last Week of the Filing Window, Getting Ready for Direct BEAR Payments.
  • May 23rd - Special Edition: Tips for Last Minute Filers - Schools and School Districts
 
April 2016
  • April 1st - Commitments for Funding Year 2015, Preparing to File FCC Form 471.
  • April 8th - Commitments for Funding Years 2015 and 2014, Category Two Budgets for FY2016
  • April 9th - Special Update for Educational Service Agents
  • April 11th - Special Edition: Two EPC Improvements to the Online FCC Form 471
  • April 15th - Special Edition: E-Rate Application Window Extension Notice for FY2016
  • April 19th - Special Edition: Updated Connectivity Questions Worksheet
  • April 22nd - Updating Your Organization's Profile, Last Week in "File Along with Me".
  • April 27th - Special Edition: New Process for Receiving and Answering PIA Questions
March 2016
  • March 4th - Commitments for Funding Years 2015 and 2014, Additional Common Questions Received by CSB, Last Week in "File Along with Me"
  • March 11th - Commitments for Funding Year 2015, USAC to Update Profile Information for Certain Entities, CSB Questions, 471 Download Tool for FY2016
  • March 18th - Commitments for Funding Year 2015, Additional Common Questions Received by CSB
February 2016
  • February 3rd - Guidance Materials for the FY2016 Application Filing Window
  • February 5th - Commitments for Funding Years 2015 and 2014, Schools and Libraries... File Along with Me!, Filing Tips
  • February 10th - Schools and Libraries Program Special Edition News Brief
  • February 12th - Commitments For Funding Year 2015, Filing Tips, FRN Balance Verifications
  • February 19th - Commitments For Funding Year 2015, Additional Common Questions Received by CSB
  • February 26th - Commitments For Funding Years 2015 and 2014, Q&A from the Client Service Bureau (CSB)

January 2016

  • January 8th - Commitments for Fundings Years 2015 and 2014, E-rate Productivity Center, What You Should Be Doing Now.
  • January 25th - Dates of the E-rate applications for Funding Year (FY) 2016 Application Filing Window
  • January 29th - Commitments for Fundings Years 2015 and 2014, FY2016 Filing Window Opens Next Wednesday (2/3/2016), Important Dates for The FY2016 Filing Window, Tips for Filing the FCC Form 471 Online.