FY 2018, Wave 17 E-rate Funding Commitments Issued!

August 8, 2018

Attached: Wave 17

~ Please note the highlighted 486 guidance below ~

Congratulations to the following 6 PA schools and libraries (38 separate FRNs), committing $1,036,209.91.  This wave includes commitments for both Category 1 and Category 2 requests.  A list of the funded applicants is below and a more detailed analysis of this funding wave is attached.  If you are included on this list, the next step is to file the Form 486, and contact your vendors to request discounted billing.  FCDLs are being e-mailed as PDFs this year to the 471 certifier; however, all EPC users can download the FCDL PDF in their EPC portals.  If you were NOT included in this wave, it just means that your application hasn’t yet been reviewed.  Be watching for e-mail for notification that your PIA questions are available in EPC.  As soon as the questions are answered, you’ll likely be in an upcoming funding wave.  A funding wave will be released each week until all funds are exhausted.

A few notes:

– If you are filing a Form 486 August 1 or after, do NOT check the Early Filing Box on the Form 486, as it is now after July 31 (unfortunately, the system isn’t smart enough to remove this functionality after it’s served its purpose for the year).  Also, please be careful to check the accurate CIPA certifications on the final page (don’t get click happy!).  For details instructions and helpful Form 486 Guide, go to:  http://e-ratepa.org/?p=25591.

–  On the attached spreadsheet, if column I shows a red “no” it means your service provider has not yet submitted their FY 2018 Form 473 SPAC Form.  You may wish to contact the vendor and let them know this should be filed ASAP in the vendor e-File System for FY 2018.  Without this filing, the vendor, nor the applicant can submit a FY 2018 invoice to USAC for reimbursements for FY 2018.

– If your FRN was denied, and the reason given in Column P is that the applicant did not provide sufficient documentation, please appeal this denial and provide the documentation to support your request (usually a vendor invoice).  If you were denied because your C2 funding requests exceeded the C2 budget, please appeal and explain that you didn’t understand how to inform PIA of the appropriate adjustments (I can help you figure this out!). If you were denied for any other reason, please let me know if you have any questions about whether you should appeal or need assistance.

– If you were funded for Category 2, be sure to review the Category 2 E-rate Purchasing Guide at: http://e-ratepa.org/?p=25401 for information on purchase orders, asset inventories, equipment substitutions and equipment transfers, etc.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

– Julie

Billed Entity Name Committed Amount
PAIU NET $28,728.00
The Seville School $6,709.43

Julie Tritt Schell

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

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