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Step 6 Invoicing

Updated April 2019

Invoice Check

Applicants have the ability to review an FCC Form 474, Service Provider Invoice (SPI) Form, before payments are disbursed to the service provider who filed the form.

To request an invoice check, applicants should follow these steps:

  • Log in to the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC).
  • Click the Contact Us link from the upper right menu on your landing page.
  • In the Title field, type "Invoice Check."
  • In the Description field, enter the following information:
    • Billed Entity Number (BEN)
    • BEN name
    • Funding year (FY)
    • FCC Form 471 number
    • Funding Request Number(s) (FRNs)
    • Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN), also known as the service provider's 498 ID
  • In the Topic drop-down menu, select the "FCC Form 474 – SPI."
  • Select "FCC Form 474" from the Form Type drop-down menu.
  • If you have the invoice number, enter it in the Form Number field.

You, as the applicant, will receive an automated response that includes your case number. Save the case number for reference. Your case will be updated after the invoice check is placed on the FRN(s).

Each time a service provider submits a SPI Form that references one of these FRNs, USAC will ask the service provider to obtain a certification from you that the invoiced services were delivered and installed. USAC will not process a payment on the FRN until you make this certification.