Weekly SL News Brief

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program News Brief will give you information about upcoming funding commitments, tips to help you through the application process, and other timely information.

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Published Editions

The SL News Brief is published on the website and in the E-rate Productivity (EPC) News feed. Published editions from the past year are available below.

If you would like a copy of an older edition, please visit the SL News Brief archive.

December 2019

12/2/2019  12/6/2019      
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Single Portal Dashboard for E-File
  • Effect on Service Providers
  • FCC Report and Order
  • Category Two Budget
  • PQA Requests
  • Erratum

 

November 2019

11/1/2019   11/8/2019      11/15/2019    11/22/2019
  • USAC Website
  • Invoicing
  • FCC Form 498
  • FCC Form 486
  • USAC Website
  • SL Legacy Systems
  • EPC Deployment News

 

  • USAC Website
  • FCC Form 474
  • EPC Profiles
  • EPC Deployment News
  • USAC Website
  • E-rate Webinars

October 2019

10/4/2019 10/11/2019 10/18/2019 10/25/2019
  • USAC Seeks IT Enhancement Feedback
  • FCC Public Notice
  • FCC Form 470
  • EPC Administrative Window
  • 2019 E-rate Applicant
  • 2019 Tribal Training
  • Invoicing
  • FCC Form 486
  • EPC System Maintenance
  • Invoicing
  • FCC Form 486
  • FCC Form 498
  • 2019 E-rate Applicant
  • 2019 Tribal Training
  • EPC Profile Updates

September 2019

9/6/2019 9/13/2019 9/20/2019 9/27/2019
  • Invoicing
  • EPC Deployment News
  • FCC Form 498
  • 2019 Applicant Training
  • 2019 Tribal Training
  • Invoicing
  • 2019 Applicant Training
  • 2019 Tribal Training
  • FCC Form 472
  • Invoicing

August 2019

8/2/2019 8/9/2019 8/16/2019 8/23/2019
  • Applicant FCC Form 498
  • FCC Form 498
  • EPC Deployment News
  • FCC Form 471
  • FCC Form 498
  • 2019 Applicant Training
  • 2019 Tribal Training
  • E-rate Webinars
  • Obtaining a PIN
  • Applicant FCC Form 498
8/30/2019
  • Invoicing

July 2019

7/12/2019 7/19/2019 7/26/2019
  • FCC Form 472
  • FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
  • Category Two Budget
  • 2019 Regional Training
  • USAC Seeks IT Enhancement Feedback
  • FCC NPRM
  • Category Two Budget
  • EPC Training Site
  • System Modifications
  • Invoicing
  • First Demand Payment Letter

June 2019

6/7/2019 6/12/2019 6/14/2019 6/21/2019
  • EPC Deployment News
  • C2 Budget Tool
  • Service Substitution
  • Special Construction
  • 2019 Applicant Training
  • 2019 Tribal Training
  • 2019 Regional Training
  • 2019 Applicant Training
  • 2019 Service Provider Training
6/28/2019
  • FY2020 FCC Form 470
  • EPC Emails

May 2019

5/3/2019 5/10/2019 5/17/2019 5/23/2019
  • E-rate Webinars
  • URL Changes to Legacy Functions
  • FCC Form 498 Status Tool
  • E-rate Webinars
  • FCC Form 486
  • Special Construction
  • 2019 Service Provider Training
5/24/2019 5/31/2019
  • 2019 Service Provider Training
  • 2019 Applicant Training
  • EPC Deployment News
  • FCC Form 473 (SPAC)
  • 2019 Service Provider Training
  • PIA Review
  • Returning Funds to USAC

April 2019

4/5/2019 4/12/2019 4/19/2019 4/26/2019
  • E-rate Webinars
  • PIA Review
  • SL News Brief
  • PIA Review
  • E-rate Webinars
  • URL Changes to Legacy Functions
  • USAC Seeks IT Enhancement Feedback
  • Applicant Profiles
  • Selective Review
4/27/2019
  • First Wave for FY2019

March 2019

3/1/2019 3/8/2019 3/15/2019 3/22/2019
  • Online Training Series for Service Providers
  • Latest EPC Release
  • FCC Form 474(SPI)
  • Receipt Acknowledgement Letters (RALs)
  • Website Resources
  • FY2019 Filing Window
  • Category Two Budget
  • FRN Balance Verifications
  • CSB Hours
  • Contracts
  • FCC Form 471
  • Licenses, Modules, and Transceivers
  • FRN Balance Verifications
  • CSB Hours
  • FCC Form 471
3/29/2019
  • FY2019 Filing Window
  • URL Changes to Legacy Functions

February 2019

2/1/2019 2/8/2019 2/15/2019 2/22/2019
  • FCC Waives and Proposes to Eliminate Amortization Requirement
  • Competitive Bidding
  • FCC Form 470
  • E-rate Office Hours
  • Latest EPC Release
  • Competitive Bidding
  • FCC Form 470
  • Focus on Participant Experience
  • E-rate Webinars
  • Competitive Bidding
  • FCC Form 470
  • E-rate Webinars
  • FCC Form 470
  • Special Characters in Narrative Fields in EPC

January 2019

1/4/2019 1/11/2019 1/18/2019 1/25/2019
  • Upcoming Dates and Deadlines for 2019 Q1
  • FCC Form 473
  • USAC Is Open for Business As Usual; All Deadlines Remain in Effect
  • FY2019 Filing Window
  • USAC Seeks IT Enhancement Feedback
  • FY2019 Filing Window
  • FCC Form 471
  • E-rate Office Hours
  • Extensions for Participants Affected by California Wildfires