FY 2018 Form 486s Due Soon for Many Applicants

October 14, 2018

Attached: Form 486 Filing Guide

Attached: FY 2018 486s Not Filed as of 10-14-2018

~ 91 Affected Entities Attached ~
~ Be Careful to Check Correct Certifications! ~

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 2018.  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 2018 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.  No BEARs or vendor SPIs can be submitted until the Form 486 has been certified/approved.

Deadline to Submit Form:  120 days from funding commitment decision letter date, or the Service Start Date listed on the 486, whichever is later.  For each 30 days that the 486 is overdue, USAC deducts 1 months’ worth of E-rate funding.  So don’t delay – file the 486 as soon as you receive the FCDL!

Attached is a Form 486 Filing Guide that 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.  Extreme Caution:  When checking the certification boxes, don’t get click happy!  For all applicants except consortia, only check the 1st CIPA certification, and not the last two.  If you check one of the last two, it unchecks the first certification and your application will be held for months until USAC reaches out to you to determine if you meant to report you weren’t CIPA compliant.  Here’s what you SHOULD check.

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