Monthly SLD News Brief 2018

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January 2018
  • January 5th - Commitments for FY2017, Upcoming Dates and Deadlines.
  • January 12th - Commitments for FY2017, Updates to C2 Budget Tool, Update on Bulk Upload Templates for FY2018 FCC Forms 471, E-rate Productivity Center Web Page, Designating Directly Impacted Applicants for Hurricane Relief.
  • January 19th - Commitments for FY2017, RFCDL Reminders, USAC Seeks IT Enhancement Feedback, State Coordinators - Please Complete Your State's Valid File, Guidance for Directly Impacted Applicants on Submitting Post-Commitment Requests, How to Request Service Substitutions for Directly Impacted Applicants. 
  • January 26th - Commitments for FY2017, Phone Menu Improvements for FCC Form 498 Team, Reminders on the Competitive Bidding Process and the FCC Form 470. 
February 2018
  • February 2nd -  Commitments for FY2017, Update for Directly Impacted Applicants on Submitting Post-Commitment Request, More Reminders on the Competitive Bidding Process and the FCC Form 470.
  • February 9th - Commitments for FY2017, Reminder to State Coordinators - Please Complete Your State's Valid File, Reminders on Evaluating Bids.
  • February 16th - Commitments for FY2017, Monday's Payment File Will Be Issued on Tuesday, Reminders for Last-minute FCC Form 470 Filers. 
  • February 23rd - Commitments for FY2017, February 27 Invoice Deadline for FY2017 Recurring Services, Getting Ready to File an FY2018 FCC Form 471.
March 2018
  • March 2nd -  Commitments for FY2017, USAC Website Outage for Scheduled Maintenance Tonight, Reminder on March 5, 2018 Deadline for Program Participants Impacted by the Hurricanes, Reminder for FCC Form 471 Filers.
  • March 9th - Commitments for FY2017, CSB Hours During the Last Week of the Filing Window, Newly Deployed EPC Modifications, FRN Balance Verifications, Contract Reminders Related to Filing FCC Form 471
  • March 16th - Commitments for FY2017, Reminder of CSB Extended Hours, Submitting Documents for Invoice Reviews, Answers to Common Application Filing Window Questions. 
  • March 23rd - Commitments for FY2017, Invoice Deadline Waivers for Certain FY2016 Recurring Service FRNs, Next Steps Related to the FY2018 Application Filing Window, Multipliers for FY2018 Category Two Budget Calculations.
  • March 30th - Commitments for FY2017, Applicant Profiles Unlocked Next Week, Overview of the PIA Review Process. 
April 2018
  • April 6th -  Commitments for FY2017, Responding to PIA Review Questions in EPC. 
  • April 13th - Webinar Reminder, USAC Seeks IT Enhancement Feedback, Selective Review Overview, Update on PIA Reviewer Email Addresses.
  • April 20th - Commitments for FY2018, New Format for FCDLs and RFCDLs, PIA Reviewer Email Address Changes Completed.
  • April 27th - Commitments for FY2018 and FY2017, New E-rate Program Disbursement Schedule Starting in May, Disbursement Reminder for the Transition to U.S. Treasury, Budget Resets in the Category Two Budget Tool for Entities Eligible for Hurricane Relief.
May 2018
  • May 4th - Commitments for FY 2018 and 2017, Selective Review Details.
  • May 18th - Commitments for FY 2018 and 2017, Webinar Reminder.
  • May 25th - Commitments for FY 2018, June 30 Deadline to Complete FY 2017 Special Construction Required to Light or Use the Fiber, Reasons for Requesting an Extension of the June 30 Deadline.

June 2018

  • June 1st - Commitments for FY 2018 and 2017, Category Two (C2) Budget Tool Updates, Newly Deployed EPC Modifications, June 20 Webinar - Register Today.
  • June 8th - Commitments for FY 2018, Service Substitution Certifications, USAC Open Data Release Notes and FAQs.
  • June 15th - Commitments for FY 2018, Newly Deployed EPC Modifications, SL News Brief.
  • June 22nd - Commitments for FY 2018, Returning Funds to USAC? Here's what you need to know., E-Rate Program Webinars. 
  • June 29th - Commitments for FY 2018 and 2017, FY2019 FCC Form 470 Available on July 1, Additional Assistance with Filing the FCC Form 470.

July 2018

  • July 13th - Commitments for FY 2018, Information Resources for the FY 2019 FCC Form 470, July 18 Webinar - Register Today. 
  • July 20th  - Commitments for FY 2018, Service Provider Reminder: File Your FY2018 SPAC Form.
  • July 27th - Commitments for FY 2018, FCC Form 486 Reminders, ISRs Now Come from Domain.

August 2018

  • August 3rd - Commitment for FY 2018, Comment Period Established for Draft FY 2019 Eligible Services List, Preparing for Invoicing.
  • August 10th - Commitments for FY 2018, August Webinar - Registration is Now Open, Reminder on Summer Deferral for PIA Review of FY 2018 Applications, Common Questions on FCC Form 470.
  • August 17th - Commitments for FY 2018, How Debt to Federal Government Affects E-rate Participants, Reminders of Returning Funds to USAC.
  • August 24th - System Outage Notifications for This Weekend, Commitment for Funding Year 2018, USAC is Hiring!, Due Date Reminder for Comments on the Draft FY 2019 Eligible Services List.
  • August 31st - Commitments for FY 2018, Register for the September Invoicing Webinar, Service Delivery Deadline Extensions for FY2017 Non-Recurring Services (Other than Special Construction).

September 2018

  • September 7th  - Fall Applicant and Service Provider Training Dates and Locations Announced.
  • September 14th - Commitments for FY 2018, New Invoice Deadline Extension Tool Coming to EPC, Summer Contact Procedure ("Summer 15-day") Has Ended, Invoicing Reminders.

  • September 21st - Commitments for FY 2018, September Invoicing Webinar, New Invoice Deadline Extension Tool in EPC.

  • September 28th - Commitments for FY 2018, Administrative Window Opens October 1, Sunday Is the Deadline to File Service Delivery Extensions for FY 2017 Non-recurring Services, Update on New Invoice Deadline Extension Tool in EPC.


October 2018

  • October 5th  - Commitments for Funding Year 2018, USAC Seeks IT Enhancement Feedback, Reminder of Three October 29 Deadlines.
  • October 12th - Commitments for Funding Year 2018, 2018 E-Rate Program Training Begins Next Week, Register for the October Webinar, New Invoice Deadline Extension Tool Now Available in EPC, Erratum.
  • October 19th - Commitments for FY 2018, New EPC Videos Posted in the Online Learning Library, 2018 Live Tribal Training Events - Registration Opening Soon, Online Training Sessions, PQA Requests for Information Are Going Out. 
  • October 26th - Commitments for FY 2018, Get Ready for Tribal Training, Service Providers: Do Not Use Internet Explorer 10 to Log In to E-File, Fall Webinar Schedule, Order Grants Invoice Deadline Relief Due to Hurricane Michael.

November 2018

  • November 2nd - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2018, Fall Tribal Training Dates and Locations - Register Today, Profile Updates for Entities that changed Entity Type in FY 2018, What to Do if You Missed Your October 29 Deadline, FCC Form 486 Urgent Reminder Letters.
  • November 9th - Commitments for Funding Year 2018, Update on Applicant Training, New E-Rate Dataset Launched in USAC's Open Data Platform. 
  • November 16th - Commitments for Funding Year 2018, FCC Releases FY 2019 Eligible Services List, EPC Deployment News, November Webinar: Updating Profiles for Applicants (Beginner Level).
  • November 30th - Commitments for Funding Year 2018, Update on FY 2019 FCC Form 471 Bulk Upload Templates, December Webinar: Preparing for FY 2019.

December 2018

  • December 7th - Commitments for Funding Year 2018, Focus on Participant Experience, Reminders for the Administrative Window.
  • December 14th - Commitments for Funding Year 2018, Focus on Participant Experience, Invoicing Reminders.
  • December 21st - E-Rate Funding Year 2019 Application Filing Window Opens January 16, 2019.
  • December 22nd - Commitments for Funding Year 2018, E-Rate Program Applicant Training Now Posted Online, Focus on Participant Experience.