FCC Extends Service Delivery Deadline for All FY 2021 Non-Recuring Service FRNs

September 19, 2022

Attached: FY 2020 FY 2021 Service Delivery Deadline Extensions Blanket

~ Impacted FRNs attached ~

Due to the unprecedented global supply chain delays stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, today the FCC granted a blanket extension of all Funding Year 2021 FRN service delivery deadlines for non-recurring services from September 30, 2022 to September 30, 2023.  They also have granted an additional 1-year extension for all FY 2020 non-recurring service FRNs that have a service delivery deadline of September 30, 2022.*

This decision mostly impacts internal connections FRNs and recurring service FRNs that had one-time connection costs.

There are two other great benefits that were automatically granted by the FCC’s extension of the service delivery deadline:

1)  The invoice deadline for affected FRNs is now a year later – January 28, 2024; and

2)  Affected applicants that may have received the equipment but have not had a chance to install it also have an additional year to do so.

Impacted applicants do not need to take any further action to benefit from this extension.  If you already submitted a Form 500 to request a service delivery deadline extension and it is still pending, I assume USAC will dismiss the request.

* The service delivery deadline for FY 2020 was September 30, 2021, but many applicants sought and were granted an initial 1-year extension, thus making their service delivery deadline September 30, 2022.  Those FRNs now have another year to purchase and install the equipment.  However, if you have a FY 2020 non-recurring service FRN, have not yet received or installed the equipment, and forgot to request the 1-year extension by the original September 30, 2021 deadline, the FCC stated that if there are special circumstances, these applicants may file a waiver request for these FY 2020 non-recurring services that were required to be implemented by September 30, 2021 pursuant to section 54.507(d)(4) of the Commission’s rules, but they will also need to justify why the waiver request is being submitted late.  This may be helpful for applicants that missed the January 28, 2022 invoice deadline because the invoice deadline is keyed from the service delivery deadline.  If you are in this situation and would like to seek a waiver, please let me know and I can assist with the FCC filing. 

If you have any questions related to this service delivery deadline extension, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell
Pennsylvania E-rate Coordinator
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