The countdown is based on server time, which is currently:
The FCC Form 500 is used to adjust funding commitments and/or modify the dates for receipt of services. The applicant is still required to file an FCC Form 486 (Receipt of Service Confirmation and Children's Internet Protection Act and Technology Plan Certification Form) to notify USAC that a service provider(s) is permitted to begin submitting invoices to USAC.
The FCC Form 500 must be filed online in the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC).
For FY2015 and previous funding years, complete a copy of the FCC Form 500 below, scan it, and attach it to the form you complete in EPC.
FCC Form 500 (for FY2015 and previous years)
FCC Form 500 Instructions (for FY2015 and previous years)
Applicants file an FCC Form 500 to accomplish one or more of the following:
The FCC Form 500 cannot be filed until USAC has issued a Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) for the FRN to be modified. The FCC Form 500 should be filed as soon as the applicant is aware of new circumstances that require adjustment to one or more FRNs.
Deadline: Changes that result from filing an FCC Form 500 will affect other parts of the application process, so the FCC Form 500 must be filed before those changes can occur. For example:
USAC will issue an applicant version and a service provider version of the FCC Form 500 Notification Letter in EPC after the form has been successfully processed.