Monthly SLD News Brief 2017

2015 2016 2017
January 2017
  • January 6th - Appeals, service substitutions, and SPIN chenges for FY2016 FRNs should be filed in EPC to avoid processing delays.
  • January 13th - Commitments for Funding Year 2016, FY2015 Non-recurring Services Invoice Deadline Approaching, Profile Updates in EPC.
  • January 19th - Commitments for Funding Year 2016, Additional Information on Profile Updates in EPC.
  • January 27th - Commitments for Funding Year 2016, Profile Updates in EPC Continue.

February 2017

  • February 3rd - E-Rate Funding Year 2017 Application Filing Window Opens February 27, 2017.
  • February 4th - Commitments For Funding Year 2017.
  • February 10th - FY2017 Application Window Filing Tips and Reminders.
  • February 17th - Commitments for Funding Year 2016, FCC Grants Two Limited Waivers of the Category of Service Classification Standards Established by the FY2017 Eligible Services List, EPC Profile Update Reminders.
  • February 24th - Sunday Deadline to Complete Applicant Profile Updates, FCC Form 486 Urgent Reminder Letters for FY2016 Start Next Week, Invoicing Deadline for FY0015 Recurring Services is February 27,2017.

March 2017

  • March 10th - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, Top Ten Window Tips.
  • March 24th - Commitments for Funding Year 2016, Update on RFCDLs, Update and Guidance on Known EPC Issues.
  • March 31st - Commitments for Funding Year 2016, Update on New EPC Functionality, Update and Guidance on Waivers of the FY2015 Recurring Services Invoice Deadline, Webinars for E-rate Program Beginners.

April 2017

  • April 7th - Commitments for FY2016, Extended CSB Hours for FCC Form 470 Deadline, Updated Category Two Budget Tool Available, Helping Applicants to Succeed (HATS).
  • April 14th - Commitments for FY2016, Scheduled EPC Maintenance - Sunday, April 23, 2017, Competitive Bidding Reminders, Webinar Recordings Now Available.
  • April 21st - Commitments for Funding Years 2016 and 2015, How to Request and Extension of the June 30 Deadline to Complete FY2016 Special Construction Required to Light or Use the Fiber, Webinar: FCC Form 471 Application Process.
  • April 28th - Commitments for FY2016, FY2017 Application Filing Window Reminders, Update on Search Tools.

May 2017

  • May 5th - Commitments for FY2016, CSB Hours During the Last Week of the Filing Window, Tips for Last-minute Filers.
  • May 12th - Commitments for FY2016 and FY2015, Next Steps Related to the FY2017 Application Filing Window.
  • May 19th - Commitments for FY2016 and FY2015, Update on the FY2017 Filing Window, FY2017 PIA Reviews Have Started, Service Providers: File Your FY2017 SPAC Form, Update on FY2016 FCC Form 500 Reviews.
  • May 26th - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, EPC Updates, New Service Provider Download Tool, Summer Webinar Schedule. 

June 2017

  • June 2nd - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, Service Provider Training Announcement, Category Two Budget Reminders for FY2017.
  • June 9th - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, Reminders for Upcoming Training Opportunities, Update on Invoicing for RFCDL Commitments, Reminder on the Competitive Bidding Exemption for Low Cost, High Speed Internet Access.
  • June 16th - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, Webinar Reminder, Guidance on Mixed Eligibility of Equipment, Selective Review Overview.
  • June 23rd - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, Comment Period Established for Draft FY2018 Eligible Services List, Update on FY2018 FCC Form 470, Profile Updates and Application Reviews, Selective Review Details.
  • June 28th - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, FCC Form 486 Filing Tips, FY2018 FCC Form 470 Reminders.

July 2017

  • July 7th - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, Incorrect Date on Last Week's SL News Brief, EPC Changes Resulting from System Deployment on Friday, June 30, 2017.
  • July 14th - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, Information Requests from USAC - Sumer Contact Period Started May 26, Common Questions on FCC Form 470.
  • July 21st - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, Update on Invoicing for FY2017, Reminder on Calculating FY2017 Invoice Deadlines, Updated to the Online Learning Library, Category Two Budget Reminders.
  • July 28th - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, Corrections to Two Articles to the July 21 SL News Brief, Reminder on Calculating FY2016 Invoice Deadlines, Update on Presentations from Service Provider Training.

August 2017

  • August 4th - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, Webinar on Highlights from Service Provider Training, Common Questions on the Competitive Bidding Process.
  • August 11th - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, Prepare for Invoicing by Completing your FCC Form 498 Today.
  • August 18th - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, USAC's FCC Form 498 Review Process.
  • August 22nd - Simplified Drop-down Options for Eligible Services on FY2018 FCC Form 470.
  • August 25th - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, New Drop-Down Options in EPC for Completing the FCC Form 470, BEAR Training Site Available, Filing an FCC Form 486 for FY2017 FRNs that Also Require a SPIN Change.

September 2017

  • September 1st - Commitments for FY2017, Update on FCC Form 470 for FY2018, Service Substitution and SPIN Change Requests for FY2017.
  • September 8th - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, Reminders on the Upcoming INvoice Deadline for FY2016 Recurring Services.
  • September 15th - Commitments for FY2017 and FY2016, Training Announcement for First Fall Applicant Training in Washington, D.C., E-rate Deadline Relief for Hurricane-Affected Areas, Monthly Webinar for September: Navigating the E-rate Invoicing Process, How to Request a PIN.