Rural Health Care

Site & Service Substitutions

Site and service substitutions allow applicants to reallocate un-invoiced funds within commitments, subject to the terms of their contract and the Request for Proposal (RFP) associated with the commitment. Substitutions allow the flexibility to ensure that all of the committed funds on an approved FCC Form 462 can be spent, even though USAC-supported services may change over the course of a commitment.

How to Submit a Site & Service Substitution

Applicants can now perform site and service substitutions within My Portal by clicking the "Substitution" button on the "Form 462" tab. Through My Portal, applicants can modify the expense items on approved FCC Forms 462, including the eligible expense information on existing line items for service upgrades or changes and the financial information.

For a walk through of the process in My Portal, watch the Site and Service Substitution Submission Tutorial, below.

Things to Know

  • Substitution modifications cannot change the overall funding disposition, i.e. exceed approved funding amount or de-commit money that has already been disbursed.
  • The LOE must be submitted to USAC using My Portal. To review the step-by-step process, check out the Site and Service Substitution Guide.