FY 2017 Form 486s Due Dates for Funded Applicants

October 5, 2017

Attached: Form 486s Due as of Oct 5

Attached: Form 486 Filing Guide – FY 2017

~ Affected Entities Attached ~
~ Be Careful of Certification Clicking! ~

This is a friendly reminder that the Form 486 deadline is fast approaching for applicants that were funded in the first few waves of FY 2017.  The 486 certifies receipt of services/CIPA compliance, and is due within 120 days of the funding commitment letter date or the start of services (whichever is later).

Attached is a list of all entities that have been funded for FY 2017 but who haven’t yet filed their Form 486, along with the Form 486 due date.  If your Form 486 due date is in red, you must file this form ASAP in order to not lose E-rate funding.  I’ll send these updates each month to make sure no one slips through the cracks.

A few important notes:

* If you have not yet received your FCDL, you cannot submit a 486 for those FRNs still pending SLD decision. When those applications are funded, those applicants will then have 120 days from the date of the FCDL to submit their 486.

* Be careful when clicking on the CIPA certifications at the end of the form.  Several PA applicants have gotten “click happy” and clicked all of the CIPA certifications, which resulted in just the last CIPA certification being check, indicating that CIPA doesn’t apply.  USAC is now holding those applications until they can be “reviewed” and corrected by USAC after outreach to the applicant.  Below is a screenshot of the certifications – be sure to ONLY click the 1st button.

If you want discounted bills, you must file your Form 486 right away so the service provider can invoice USAC.

* A helpful Form 486 Guide is attached to this message and I encourage you to keep handy as you’re completing the 486.  It explains what to click and not click to make the form even easier to navigate.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell
PA E-rate Coordinator
717-730-7133 – o
717-730-9060 – f


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