– May 27 Deadline for Item 21 Attachments and FCC Form 471 Certifications
Each year, USAC issues two sets of letters – one to applicants that filed an FCC Form 471 online before the close of the filing window but did not complete the certification process, and the other to remind applicants to submit their Item 21 Attachments. Both sets of letters were issued today, May 6. Appropriate actions must be taken on or before May 27, 2014.
To check whether or not you need to take action, review the List of FY2014 FCC Forms 471 Not Yet Certified
and the List of FRNs for FY2014 Missing Item 21 Attachments
. Note that these lists are static – you can find information at the top of each list about the dates the entries on the lists were identified and which forms or FRNs are included.
What do I do if I receive a Notification of FCC Form 471 with No Certification?
You must certify your FCC Form 471 on or before May 27 if you have not already done so. If you do not meet this deadline, the form will be considered out-of-window. You can certify an FCC Form 471 online or on paper.
The list of uncertified FCC Forms 471 contains all forms that were timely filed but not certified as of 9:30 AM EDT on May 5, 2014. The list is in alphabetical order by state.
If you believe your form has been certified, go to the View 471 Status tool
, enter your Billed Entity Number and choose FY2014, and review the search results. If you have any questions, please call our Client Service Bureau (CSB) at (888) 203-8100.
What do I do if I receive an Item 21 Attachment Urgent Reminder Letter?
You must submit an Item 21 Attachment for each of your Funding Request Numbers (FRNs) on or before May 27, 2014 if you have not already done so. FRNs that are missing Item 21 Attachments or have Item 21 Attachments submitted after May 27 will be denied for being out-of-window.
The list of FRNs contains all FY2014 FRNs in the USAC database that we believe are missing Item 21 Attachments. This list is in alphabetical order by state. The first tab is A-F, the second is G-K, the third is L-P, and the fourth is R-Z.
Your FRN will be on the list if:
- You did not file an Item 21 Attachment and should have filed one.
- You started an Item 21 Attachment online but did not submit it by May 5, 2014. (Clicking the “Save and Exit” button does not submit your attachment.)
- You submitted an Item 21 Attachment by email, fax, or on paper, but you did not correctly identify the FRN, the FCC Form 471 application number, or both in time for USAC to log it by April 17.
- Your Item 21 Attachment and the Item 21 Attachment Urgent Reminder Letter crossed in the mail.
If you believe your FRN is on this list in error because you have submitted an Item 21 Attachment online, go to the Item 21 Attachment tool; enter your Billed Entity Number, FCC Form 471 application number, and security code; and click “Continue.” If an FRN shows any status other than “submitted online,” click the status, complete your attachment, and click the “submit” button. This action will complete the process and submit your attachment.
If you believe your FRN is on this list in error because you have submitted an Item 21 Attachment by email, fax, or paper, first review your copy of the submission for accuracy. You can then call the Client Service Bureau (CSB) at (888) 203-8100 to check the status of your submission. Be sure to have your FCC Form 471 application number, the method of submission (email, fax, or paper), and the date of submission.