Monthly SLD News Brief 2020

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January 2020
  • January 10th - Commitments for Funding Years 2019 and 2018, Upcoming Webinar on C2 Budgets, USAC Seeks Enhancement Feedback, More FCC Form 470 Reminders.
  • January 17th - Commitments for Funding Years 2019 and 2018, Updating Entity Profiles in EPC, More FCC Form 470 Reminders, Reminder: Upcoming Webinar on C2 Budgets.
  • January 24th - Commitments for Funding Years 2019 and 2018, FRN Balance Confirmations Issued Next Week, Reminder: Category One Services Drop-Down Reference Table, E-Rate Office Hour Webinars.
  • January 31st - Commitments for Funding Year 2019 and 2018, Upcoming Dates and Deadlines, Update on Webinars, Amortization Rule Eliminated, Erratum.
February 2020
  • February 7th - Commitments for Funding Years 2019 and 2018, Documentation of Cost-Effectiveness. 
  • February 21st - Commitments for Funding Years 2019 and 2018, Reminders on Certified FCC Forms 470 and Evaluating Bids.
  • February 28th - Funding Year (FY) 2020 Category Two Budget Tool Released.
March 2020
  • March 6th - Commitments for Funding Years 2019 and 2018, FY2020 Category Two Budget Tool Demo, Retaining Competitive Bidding Documentation, Open Data Training Videos Posted, EPC Deployment News. 
  • March 13th - Application Window Extended and Additional Time Given for PIA Reviews Due to COVID-19, Commitments for Funding Year 2019, Getting Ready to File an FY2020 FCC Form 471.
  • March 16th - USAC Special News Brief - USAC Remains Open for Business.
  • March 20th - FCC Waives RHC and E-Rate Program Gift Rules Due to Coronavirus Pandemic, Commitments for Funding Year 2019, Last Day to Timely File an FY2020 FCC Form 470 is April 1, FCC Supply Chain Order Update.
  • March 27th - Commitments for Funding Year 2019, FCC Public Notice on Community Use, FCC Form 470 Reminders, FY2020 Category Two Budget Tool Reminders.
April 2020
  • April 3rd - Commitments For Funding Year 2020, FCC Order Extends Certain Program Deadlines Due to COVID-19, SL News Brief Archive Expanded to 10 Years.
  • April 17th - Commitments for Funding Year 2019, CSB Extended Hours, USAC System Implementations of Deadline Extensions, Filing Window Tips for First-time Filers.
  • April 24th - Commitments for Funding Year 2019, CSB Extended Hours, More Tips for First-time FCC Form 471 Filers.
May 2020
  • May 1st - Commitments for Funding Year 2019, Next Steps Related to the FY2020 Application Filing window.
  • May 8th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020 and FY2019, Overview of the PIA Review Process.
  • May 15th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 202 and FY2019, Requestion a Waiver of the FY2020 Filing Window Deadline, Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Reminders.
  • May 21st - Resources Available for Schools and Libraries Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, USAC's Enhanced COVID-19 Web Pages, FCC Orders and Public Notices, Keep Americans Connected Initiative, CARES Act Funding Available to Schools Through the U.S. Department of Education, CARES Act Funding Available to Libraries Through the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 
  • May 29th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020, Three Legacy Tools Updated, Filing FCC Form 486 Early.
June 2020
  • June 5th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020 and FY2019, Filing FCC Form 486, Reminders on the COMAND Process.
  • June 12th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020 and FY2019, FCC Form 470 Uncharged for FY2021, FCC Form 486 Deadlines Updated, Updates Deployed to EPC.
  • June 19th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY)2020 and FY2019, Search Tools Page Updated
  • June 26th - Commitments for Funding year (FY) 2020 FY2019, MFA for EPC and BEAR Form Filers Coming in July 2020, Requesting a 30-Day Extension of the Invoice Deadline.
July 2020
  • July 7th - MFA is coming to E-Rate on July 27th. 
  • July 10th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020 and FY2019, MFA for EPC Users and BEAR Form Filers Is Coming on July 27, USAC Seeks Feedback on User Experience-Related IT Enhancements.
  • July 17th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020 and FY2019, MFA for EPC Users BEAR For Filers Is Coming on July 27.
  • July 24th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020 and FY2019, FCC Issues Public Notice on Draft ESL for FY2021, MFA for EPC User and BEAR Form Filers Is Coming on July 27, FY2021 FCC Form 470 Reminders.
  • July 31st - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020 and FY2019, How to Troubleshoot Issues with MFA Access.
August 2020
  • August 7th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020 and FY2019, Filing the Application Version of the FCC Form 498.