E-Rate News Brief

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  • Fall Training Announcement
  • FY2021 Invoicing Deadline
  • 2022 EPC Administrative Window


  • Upcoming Service Delivery Deadline
  • Summer Deferral Contact Period
  • BEAR/SPI Invoicing Reminders


  • Service Provider Reminder: File Your FY2022 SPAC Form
  • Key Invoicing Reminders from our July Training
  • FY2023 FCC Form 470 Reminders


  • FY2022 Invoicing Begins July 1, 2022
  • EPC Account Admins - Review and Update Accounts for BEAR Users
  • Request a Service Delivery Deadline Extension: June 30, 2022


  • Responding to PIA Review Questions in EPC
  • Summer Contact Period (“Summer Deferral”) Starts May 27
  • Getting Ready for Invoicing


  • FY2022 FCC Form 473 is Now Available
  • Filing the FY2022 FCC Form 486
  • Overview of the PIA Review Process