Step 4: Review, Verify, Credit

After you and the HCP sign a service agreement, the HCP will submit an FCC Form 462 (Funding Request Form) for the HCF Program or an FCC Form 466 (Funding Request and Certification Form), for the Telecom Program. USAC will send a Funding Commitment Letter (FCL) to you and the HCP upon approval of the funding request. The FCL informs you and the HCP that the HCP is eligible for the support amount specified in the letter.

Be sure to confirm that the 498 ID listed on the FCL is correct, in order to ensure the support amount is being credited to the right 498 ID.

The FCL includes the following information:
  • HCP number, HCP contact name, and HCP name and address of the location receiving support;
  • 498 ID;
  • Funding year;
  • Eligible funding start and end dates;
  • Estimated monthly recurring support and total support amount;
  • Pro-ration amount, if applicable;
  • Non-recurring support amount;
  • Funding Request Number (FRN), assigned by USAC to identify each circuit; and
  • If the contract has been designated as evergreen by USAC.

Additional Requirements for the Telecom Program

FCC Form 467 (Connection Certification) is used by the HCP to confirm the following:

  • The date services started,
  • The date services ended, and/or
  • That the services were not (or will not be) turned on.

An HCP submits one FCC Form 467 for each FCC Form 466 that was submitted to USAC. After receiving the FCC Form 467, USAC sends an HCP support schedule (HSS) to you and the HCP. The HSS provides a detailed report of the approved service(s) and support information for you and the HCP. More information about the HSS is included in Step 5.

Provide Multiple Credits on a Single Bill

If you provide multiple credits on a single bill (e.g., more than one HCP location credit to the same BAN), USAC allows you to break out the individual credit amounts for each service for each HCP location and FRN.


The material on these webpages is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting the RHC program rules, orders, and other primary sources of information. Applicants and service providers are ultimately responsible for knowing and complying with all RHC program rules and procedures.