Purpose of FCC Form 473
Service providers file an FCC Form 473 (Service Provider Annual Certification (SPAC) Form) to certify that they will comply with Schools and Libraries (E-Rate) 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)/498 ID.
When to File FCC Form 473
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.
How to File FCC Form 473
File this form in the E-file system.
FCC Form 473 (SPAC) User Guide
After Filing FCC Form 473
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 the SPAC Form for a SPIN.