Before You Begin
Prior to requesting reimbursement from the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program, applicants need to have received a Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) indicating that their funding request submitted on the ECF FCC Form 471 was approved. As described further below, requests for reimbursement must be consistent with the approved funding request.
Requests for reimbursement will be submitted in the ECF Portal. Service providers who have agreed to request reimbursement on behalf of the applicant must take certain steps to gain access to the system, which they can begin doing now. USAC will make the reimbursement request forms available in the ECF Portal available after the first wave of funding commitments are made for the initial application filing window, and will provide additional information and training on the ECF Portal’s invoicing functionality. This page provides information about the service provider reimbursement process, including SAM.gov registration, which is required for any entity submitting requests for reimbursement in the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program.