Schools and Libraries (E-Rate)

Before You're Done

Updated December 2015

Service Delivery

To be eligible for program support, eligible services must be received during a specific period of time related to the particular funding year for which discounts are requested. Recurring services must be delivered during the relevant funding year (July 1 through June 30).

In general, non-recurring services must be delivered and installed between July 1 of the relevant funding year and September 30, following the June 30 close of that funding year (i.e., 15 months after the beginning of the funding year). However, certain recipients have received or may receive extensions of the deadline for delivery and installation of non-recurring services. Such extensions can occur for various reasons, including:

  • A Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) is issued by USAC on or after March 1 of the funding year for which support is authorized.
  • Operational SPIN changes or service substitutions are approved by USAC on or after March 1 of the funding year. SPIN is also known as the service provider's 498 ID.
  • The applicant or service provider requested an extension because the service provider was unable to complete delivery and installation for reasons beyond the service provider's control.
  • The applicant or service provider requested an extension because the service provider has been unwilling to complete delivery and installation after USAC withheld payment for those services on a properly-submitted invoice for more than 60 days after submission of the invoice.

USAC will automatically extend the service delivery deadline in situations where the first two criteria are met. Recipients of non-recurring services that fall under the third and fourth criteria must file an FCC Form 500 on or before the last date to receive service (generally September 30 following the close of the funding year) to request an extension of the service delivery deadline.

Service Delivery Deadline Extensions

USAC updates the FRN Extension Table after a service delivery deadline extension request has been successfully processed. The extended deadline will appear in the center column of the search results.