FY2019 Filing Window Open Now!
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) before 11:59 p.m. ET May 31, 2019 for consideration. Any funding requests submitted after this time will not be considered. We highly encourage you to submit your funding requests as soon as possible.
Prepare to submit your FY2019 Funding Request with these resources:
Submit Eligibility and FY2019 Request for Services Forms Now!
Applicants applying for funding for FY2019 who are going through the competitive bidding process can submit their FCC Forms 460 and 461 (HCF Program) and FCC Form 465 (Telecom Program) now! Prepare to submit your forms with these resources:
Request for Services
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.
Request for Proposal (RFP) Review
When an RFP accompanies an FCC Form 461 submission, USAC will review the RFP to identify discrepancies and areas of potential non-compliance with competitive bidding requirements and provide applicants with recommendations on how to address areas of concern. The review conducted by USAC does not guarantee that the RFP is fully compliant. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that its request for services and any accompanying documentation comply with all RHC Program rules.
Applicants may bypass this review by emailing RHC-Assist@usac.org at the time of FCC Form 461 submission, including the HCP and application number in the subject line and body of the email.