FY2019 Filing Window Opens February 1, 2019
The initial filing window period for FY2019 is February 1 – May 31, 2019. This means that you must submit your funding requests (FCC Forms 462 or 466) between February 1 and 11:59 p.m. ET May 31, 2019 for funding consideration. We highly encourage you to submit your funding requests as early as possible in the filing window period. You can begin the application process and submit all other application forms for FY2019 (FCC Forms 460, 461, or 465) before February 1.
If the total amount of qualifying funding requests received during the initial filing window period for FY2019 does not exceed available RHC Program funding, we will determine if there will be additional filing windows.
Prepare to submit your funding request by attending the Funding Request Best Practices Webinar! This webinar will go through both the FCC Form 462 and 466 in My Portal and cover important tips for submitting a compliant funding request by the initial filing window close on May 31, 2019. Register here!
Submit FY2019 Request for Services Forms Now!
Applicants applying for funding for FY2019 who are going through the competitive bidding process can submit their FCC Form 461 (HCF Program) and FCC Form 465 (Telecom Program) now! The first day to submit these forms was January 1, 2019-- six months before the start of the funding year, which begins July 1, 2019.
Prepare to submit your Request for Services Form with the following resources:
FCC Form 461 Rollover for FY2019
This year's rollover functionality is a courtesy extended to HCF applicants who completed the Request for Services or FCC Form 461 process in FY2018 and would like to use the FY2018 approved FCC Form 461 in FY2019. Those requesting the FY2018 FCC Form 461 rollover functionality must meet the following requirements:
- The FCC Form 461 must have been submitted for FY2018, and previously reviewed and approved by RHC in FY2018.
- The FY2018 FCC Form 461 and/or competitive bidding process must have complied with the FCC's competitive bidding rules.
Applicants requesting the FCC Form 461 rollover understand that their FY2019 FCC Form 462 may be denied if the FY2018 FCC Form 461 and/or competitive bidding process is found to have been in violation of the competitive bidding rules.
The rollover process will only be applied to the FCC Form 461, not the FCC Form 462. Applicants must still submit a FY2019 FCC Form 462 if they wish to apply for HCF Program funding in FY2019.
How to submit your FCC Form 461 rollover request:
- Send email to: RHC-Assist@usac.org
- Subject line of email: FCC Form 461 Rollover Request App #
- Include within the email body: HCP #, FCC Form 461 application #
- Once emailed, the rollover request may take 5-8 business days to review and process.
- If approved, your request will be confirmed via email from an RHC staff member.