Monthly SLD News Brief 2021

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January 2021
  • January 8th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020 and FY2019, Coming Next Week: E-rate Learn Updates, EPC Administrative Window Closes January 13, Tribal Schools and Libraries: Designate Your Tribal Status in Your EPC Profiles, USAC Seeks Feedback on User Experience-Related IT Enhancements.
  • January 15th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020, Upcoming E-rate Office Hour Webinars, Preparing for the FY2021 Application Filing Window.

February 2021

  • February 5th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020, FCC Seeks Comment On Using E-rate Funding To Support Remote Learning, FCC Form 470 Reminders.
  • February 19th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020, Reminder: Next Week's February 25 Invoicing Deadline, Update on Invoice Deadline Changes Due to RFCDLs, FCC Form 470 Reminders.
  • February 26th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020, What To Do If You Missed the February 25 Invoice Deadline, the Deadline to Request an Extension, or the FCC Form 470 Deadline, Retaining E-Rate Program Documentation Requirements.

March 2021

  • March 5th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020, Reminders on Evaluating Bids.
  • March 12th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020, Update to One Portal Terms and Conditions, Extended CSB Hours for the Application Filing Window, Interim SPIN Now Available, Filing an FY2021 FCC Form 471.
  • March 19th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020, Last-Minute Filing Tips for the FCC Form 471 Application Filing Window.
  • March 26th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020, Next Steps Related to the FY2021 Application Filing Window.

April 2021

  • April 2nd - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020, New Certification Requirements for National Supply Chain.
  • April 9th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020, Overview of the PIA Review Process.
  • April 16th - Commitments for Funding Years (FY) 2021 and FY2020, Invoicing Dataset To Be Posted Next Week.
  • April 23rd - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020 and FY2021, Invoicing Dataset Posted, Register for the Upcoming E-Rate Invoicing Dataset and Tool Demos.
  • April 30th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2021, Filing FCC Form 486 Early, You're Invited: Supply Chain Office Hour Session - May 26

May 2021

  • May 7th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2020 and FY2021, Children's Internet Protection Act Reminders, Registration Open for Two May 26 Webinars.
  • May 12th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2021 and FY2020, Emergency Connectivity Fund Program, Reminder to Register for Our May 26 Webinars.
  • May 21st - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2021 and FY2020, Responding to Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) Review Questions in EPC.
  • May 28th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2021 and FY2020, Selective Review Overview, Getting Started with the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program.

June 2021

  • June 4th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2021 and FY2020, APPLICANTS: Complete and Certify Any In Process FY2021 FCC Forms 470 by June 25, Reminder of June 30 Deadline to Complete Special Construction Required to Light or Use the Fiber.
  • June 11th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2021 and 2020, Update on Removal of BEAR PIN Requirement, EPC Deployment News.
  • June 18th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2021 and FY2020, Schedule for Removal of BEAR PIN Requirement, Supply Chain Reminders for Service Providers and Applicants.
  • June 25th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2021 and FY2020, Applicants: Complete and Certify Any In-Process FY2021 FCC Forms 470 by June 25, Update on FY2022 FCC Form 470, Change to One Portal Dashboard, Reminders on Disposal and Transfer of Equipment.

July 2021

  • July 2nd - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2021 and FY2020, FY2022 FCC Form 470 Deployed, Additional Information on the PIN Removal Process.
  • July 9th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2021 and FY2020, Emergency Connectivity Fund Program Application Filing Window is Open, BEAR PIN Removal Update, USAC Seeks Feedback on User Experience-Related IT Enhancements, Notice for FCC Form 500 Filers Reporting Equipment Transfers.
  • July 16th - Commitments for Funding Year (FY) 2021 and FY2020, Sign Up for the July 27 Webinar on Equipment Transfers, How to Troubleshoot Issues with One Portal Access.