If You Missed the Form 471 Deadline…..

April 30, 2020

Attached: Form 471 Deadline Waiver Letter – FY 2020

Attached: FCC Waiver Request Filing Instructions

If you were not able to file by the April 29, 2020 deadline, you should submit the form 471 on or before Wednesday, May 13, 2020.  Then submit a Request for Deadline Waiver to the FCC, seeking to have your application be considered as timely filed.  Please know that if, and when, the FCC grants your Waiver Request, your Form 471 application will THEN go into PIA review (likely at the end of the review queue).

Please follow these exact steps, in this exact order:

  1. Submit the Form 471 in EPC on or before Wednesday, May 13, 2020.  The status will be ‘Filed Outside of Window.’
  2. Download the attached “Form 471 Deadline Waiver Letter” and complete the highlighted areas with your specific information.  Please include a nice statement to the FCC about what this funding means to your school or library.
  3. Print on school or library letterhead.  Sign.  Save as .pdf document.
  4. Go to:  https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings and follow the instructions on the attached “FCC Waiver Request Filing Instructions” document.  Be sure to hit ‘Submit’ on the second page of the online form.

Note: The FCC Waiver Letter does NOT need to be submitted by May 13, but be sure to submit it as soon as you can after the 471 is filed so the FCC can include it in their end-of-month appeals’ decision release.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell
Pennsylvania E-rate Coordinator
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