FY2013 FILING WINDOW ANNOUNCED

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Nov 152012
 

The filing window for FY2013 Forms 471 will open at noon (EST) on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 and close at 11:59pm (EST) on Thursday, March 14, 2013. The window will be open for 93 days.

For the Form 471 to be considered “in window,” both the Form 471 and the Item 21 attachment must be submitted online, received by USAC, or postmarked no later than the filing window closing date.

Given the March 14 deadline for filing the Form 471, all Forms 470 must be posted by February 14, 2013 to comply with the 28-day competitive bidding requirement. Applicants filing their Form 470 online can do so until the February 14 deadline. (Forms 470 that are submitted online are posted immediately and the 28-day clock begins.) However, applicants submitting their Form 470 on paper should ensure that USAC receives their filing by February 7. USAC has indicated that it will make every effort to post Forms 470 by February 14 if they are received by February 7.

DEADLINES EXTENDED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY

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Nov 082012
 

Due to the disastrous effects of Hurricane Sandy, USAC has extended the deadlines for Form 486 filings, as well as Funding Year 2011 recurring services invoice submissions. The new deadline for both is January 28, 2013. This extension applies to all participants in the E-Rate program; there is no need to submit individual requests.

Applicants and service providers should note that, with this extension, the invoices for FY 2011 recurring and non-recurring services are now due on the same day: January 28, 2013.

Additionally, USAC has indicated that additional time will be given to respond to Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) requests. Applicants are encouraged to contact their PIA reviewer if any inquiries are outstanding.