Starting Services

Starting Services

The relevant funding period for the current application filing window runs from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. USAC will issue a Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) to both the applicant and service provider, which includes details of funding commitments for the equipment and services requested. Applicants may order eligible equipment and services prior to the start of the relevant funding period, but the equipment and services can only be delivered, received, or paid for (except for certain prepaid monthly services or leasing arrangements that occurred prior to July 1, 2021 – please review the FCC’s FAQs 2.5, 2.5A, and 2.6) once the relevant funding period has started. Service providers can start providing services or delivering equipment before USAC has issued an FCDL, however, USAC will not issue an FCDL until its review is complete, and that review may result in requested funding being reduced or denied.

Completing Services

The relevant funding period for the current application filing window ends on June 30, 2022. Both recurring services (e.g., monthly internet service) and non-recurring services (e.g., delivery and installation of equipment) must be delivered on or before June 30, 2022 to be eligible for reimbursement for this funding period.