Schools and Libraries (E-Rate)

Step 3 Winning the Bid

Updated April 2017<

FCC Form 473 Filing

Service providers file an FCC Form 473, Service Provider Annual Certification (SPAC) Form, to certify that they will comply with program rules. Service providers must have a SPAC Form on file for each funding year they participate in the E-rate Program and for each Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN).

What to File

File this form online.

FCC Form 473 (SPAC) User Guide

When to File

Service providers can file a SPAC Form on or shortly after the application filing window opens for the upcoming funding year.

Deadline: A service provider must have a SPAC Form on file before USAC can pay invoices – FCC Forms 472 (BEAR) and FCC Forms 474 (SPI) – for a funding year. Refer to invoice deadlines and extension requests for more information on invoice deadlines.

After Filing

The search for SPIN information tool will show, in the far-right column of the search results, all funding years for which USAC has successfully processed an FRN for a SPIN.