Step 5: Review Funding Commitment Letter & Submit FCC Form 467

Upon approval of the FCC Form 466, USAC issues a Funding Commitment Letter (FCL) and sends you a link to the FCC Form 467 (Connection Certification). USAC also emails a copy of the FCL to your service provider.

The FCL notifies you and your service provider of the estimated support amount based on the duration of expected service.

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.


Please note: In some cases, USAC may issue zero-support FCLs (where the HCP receives $0). An example of this would be a multi-bill circuit, where the first circuit segment is under the urban rate and therefore support does not accrue until the next circuit segment.

You should review the FCL to ensure the Billing Account Number (BAN) is correct, confirm the actual start and actual end dates of service, and confirm that all other information is accurate. If you have any questions or disagree with information in the FCL, be sure to contact RHC at before filing the FCC Form 467.

If the FCL is correct and the selected services have begun, submit the FCC Form 467. The FCC Form 467 must be submitted at the following times:

  • When the service starts,
  • When the service ends, and
  • If the service was not (or will not be) turned on.

You must submit one FCC Form 467 for each FCC Form 466 that you submitted. Please note that you will not be able to extend the funding end date on the FCC Form 467. You will not receive support until USAC has received and approved the FCC Form 467.

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.