Updated May 2018
The FCC Form 500 (Funding Commitment Adjustment Request Form) is used to submit changes to funding requests after USAC has issued commitments for those requests. The applicant remains required to also file an FCC Form 486 (Receipt of Service Confirmation and Children's Internet Protection Act Certification Form) to notify USAC that services have started and invoices can be processed.
Applicants file an FCC Form 500 to accomplish one or more of the following:
The FCC Form 500 cannot be filed until USAC has issued a Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) for the FRN. The FCC Form 500 should be filed as soon as the applicant is aware of new circumstances that require adjustment to one or more FRNs.
Deadline: Changes that result from filing an FCC Form 500 will affect other parts of the application process, so the FCC Form 500 must be filed before those changes can occur.
The FCC Form 500 must be filed online in the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC).
For Funding Year (FY) 2015 and previous funding years, complete a copy of the FCC Form 500 below, scan it, and attach it to the form you complete in EPC.
For FY2016 and forward, USAC will issue an applicant version and a service provider version of the Revised Funding Commitment Decision Letter (RFCDL) in EPC after the form has been successfully processed.
For FY2015 and previous funding years, applicants and service providers will receive a FCC Form 500 Notification Letter via U.S. First-Class Mail.