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Tools

These tools provide access to public E-Rate program data including commitments and disbursements.

Open Data

Open Data Tools

Open Data tools allow users to easily visualize and interact with E-Rate datasets. View this curated list of E-Rate’s most commonly used Open Data tools.

Open Datasets

View the full list of E-Rate Open Datasets to access all of the data submitted by program participants. These datasets support API integration and exporting to multiple formats.

Funding Tools

Search Commitments

This tool provides commitment data by funding year and applicant name, city, state, zip and/or commitment or appeal wave number.

Search Commitments Instructions

Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)

This tool provides information related to applications, funding commitments, and disbursements for Funding Year (FY) 2015 and prior.

Data Retrieval Tool Instructions

E-Rate FRN Status Tool FY2016+

The E-Rate FRN Status Tool FY2016+ provides the latest funding request number (FRN) data including: applicant/BEN data; service provider data; FRN status; service type;  service start and end dates; FRN costs and funding amounts; FCC Form 473 – Service Provider Annual Certification (SPAC) status; applicant FCC Form 498 status, application pending reasons; FCC Form 486 status; wave date; Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) comments; last post commitment/appeal wave data;  service delivery and invoice deadlines; invoicing mode; and total disbursement amount.  Each row in the data set is for a single FRN.

E-Rate FRN Status Tool FY2016+ Video Walkthrough

FRN Status Tool

This tool provides information related to FCC Forms 471, FRNs (Funding Request Numbers), commitments, and disbursements for FY2016 and forward.

FRN Status Tool Instructions

Program Deadlines Tool

This tool explains and calculates customary deadlines for E-Rate forms and actions based on information entered by the user.

Entity and Service Provider Information

New Entity Search Tool (integrated with Open Data)

This tool allows users to view, filter, and download E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC) entity data. The tool interfaces with the Supplemental Entity Information open dataset.

Entity Search Tool Video Walkthrough

Service Provider Download Tool

This tool provides EPC service provider data in an HTML table that can be saved as an Excel file.

Service Provider Download Tool User Guide

FCC Form 498 ID Status Tool

This tool allows applicants to search for the status of their FCC Form 498.

SPIN Search Tool

This tool provides service provider contact information by searching for the service provider name or Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN), also known as the service provider’s 498 ID.

Archived: Entity Search Tool; Entity Download Tool

To search and download entity data, please use the new Entity Search Tool on USAC’s Open Data website.

 

Archived: Urban/Rural Status Lookup; Urban/Rural Reports by State

To search and download urban/rural data, please use the new Entity Search Tool on USAC’s Open Data website.

Category Two Budget Tools

FY2021+ Category Two Budget Tool

This tool is designed to assist applicants in determining their Category Two budgets for each five-year cycle beginning with the first budget cycle, which starts in FY2021 and ends in FY2025.

FY2021+ Category Two Budget Tool Dataset Glossary
FY2021+ Category Two Budget Tool video tutorial

FY2020 Category Two Budget Tool

This tool provides information about the expected FY2020 Category Two budget for an entity.

FY2020 Category Two Budget Tool Instructions

Archived: Category Two Budget Lookup Tool (FY2015-FY2019)

To access archived Category Two Budget data, please use the FY2020 Category Two Budget Tool above. Alternatively, users with access to EPC can find archived data on the EPC Entity Profile page.

 

FCC Form 470 Tools

View an FCC Form 470 (FY2016 and later)

This tool provides copies of FCC Forms 470 and supporting documentation posted by applicants for Funding Year (FY) 2016 and later.

Download FCC Form 470 Information (FY2016 and later)

This tool allows downloads of summary information for service requests posted by applicants for FY2016 and later.

Archived: View an FCC Form 470 (FY2015 and prior); Download FCC Form 470 Information (FY2014 and FY2015 only)

To request archived FCC Form 470 information from FY2015 and prior, please contact us directly.

FCC Form 471 Tools

FCC Form 471 Download Tool (integrated with Open Data)

This tool enables users to search, view, and download FCC Form 471 data from FY2016 to present. It includes filtering capability across the seven FCC Form 471 datasets and includes original (certified) and current (committed) versions of each application.

FCC Form 471 Download Tool video walkthrough

Archived: View/Download FCC Forms 471 for FY2016 and forward (legacy platform); multiple tools for FY2015 and prior data

For FCC Form 471 data from FY2016 and forward, please use the Open Data tool above for data from FY2016 and forward.

To access FY2015 data related to FCC Form 471 Please use the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). If you cannot find needed data in the DRT, you can also contact us directly.

Post-Commitment Tools

Archived: View FRNs with Extended Deadlines

For service delivery and invoicing deadline data for FY2016 and forward, please use the E-Rate FRN Invoicing Deadline Tool located in the open data platform.  To access deadlines for FY2015 and prior, please use the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).

Invoicing Tools

E-Rate FRN Invoicing Deadline Tool

The E-Rate FRN Invoice Deadline Tool provides users with the ability to search, view, and download funding request number (FRN) data related to invoicing including the invoice deadline date, funds remaining for invoicing, and the invoicing mode (BEAR vs SPI). The underlying data set has FRNs for FY2016+ and is sunset off the FCC Form 471 FRN Status data set.

E-Rate FRN Invoicing Deadline Tool Video Walkthrough

E-Rate Invoice Disbursements Data Lookup Tool

This tool provides information on FCC Form 472 (BEAR Form) and FCC Form 474 (SPI Form) invoice line items for all funding years that USAC has reviewed and issued a payment decision on or after July 1, 2016.

E-Rate Invoices and Authorized Disbursements Dataset Glossary
E-Rate Invoice Disbursements Data Lookup Tool video tutorial