Approved requests for reimbursement will be forwarded to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for payment processing and remain subject to final FCC approval. Payment will be provided via check or direct deposit from the U.S. Treasury to the bank account listed in SAM.gov. This process may take up to five business days.
Applicants that requested reimbursement prior to paying their service provider are required to pay the service provider within 30 days after receiving funds. The applicant must pay the service provider within 35 days of the date of the request for reimbursement decision letter (this time frame includes an additional five days for U.S. Treasury processing time) and must submit verification of their payments in the ECF Portal as soon as possible after paying their service providers. After 35 days from the date of the request for reimbursement decision letter, USAC will reach out to collect verification of payment to the service provider with a verification reminder letter to applicants that have not already submitted a payment verification. Applicants will have 30 days from receiving this verification reminder letter to submit payment verifications in the ECF Portal. Verification may include processed checks, bank statements with redacted information, credit card statements, ACH statements, or money orders.