E-rate and ECF BEAR Reimbursement Deadlines Today!

October 30, 2023

Attached: FY 2022 E-rate BEARs due Today

Attached: ECF BEARs Due Today

Today is the Form 472 BEAR reimbursement deadline for both FY 2022 E-rate recurring services funding requests and the FY 2021 (Windows 1 and 2) Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) funding requests.  Take action if your school or library’s name is on one of the attached lists!

E-rate: There are 42 FY 2022 E-rate funding requests for recurring services that still have an invoice deadline of today and where no disbursements have been made thus far.  If you are on the attached list, file an invoice deadline extension request (IDER) by 11:59 p.m. tonight to be given an extra 120 days to file this form and collect your funds.  The IDERs are requested in EPC, not in the BEAR system.  Log into EPC > Click on Name of School/Library (under Welcome) > Related Actions > Invoice Deadline Extension Request.  Use this Guide to understand how to complete the IDER:  http://e-ratepa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/IDER-Filing-Guide.pdf.

ECF:  There are 219 FY 2021 (Windows 1 and 2) ECF funding requests that have an invoice deadline of today and where no disbursements have been made thus far.  There is no option available to request an invoice deadline extension, so you must meet today’s deadline if you want to seek reimbursement for your ECF commitments for these FRNs.  Attached is a list of the impacted PA FRNs where no funding has been disbursed thus far, and where the invoicing mode is set to BEAR.  An ECF BEAR invoicing guide is available at:  http://e-ratepa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ECF-Invoicing-Aug-2023.pdf.

– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell
Pennsylvania E-rate Coordinator
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