The links below contain general information, from the USAC website, on the E-Rate program. The “USAC Links” link takes you to the section of the USAC website that contains all of the forms and instructions listed below, and the “USAC Process Map” link contains graphic with a high-level representation of the timing and steps necessary to participate in the program.
USAC Process Map
Posting the Form 470 begins the competitive bidding process, which is required for all applicants seeking funding for eligible services that are not part of a multi-year contract. It allows the applicant to describe the services they are seeking, and request proposals from interested service providers.
Form 470 – Procurement/RFP (replaces “RFP (FCC Form 470 – filed by applicant)
Form 472 – BEAR
Form 474 – SPI
Request setup information by email. In your email, please include the email address where you wish to receive Invoice Status Reports and your SPIN. USAC will then send you a return email explaining the steps in the process.
Service Provider Administration
SPIN – Prerequisite Forms
1) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
2) Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS)
3) FCC Federal Registration Number (FRN)
SPIN – Final Step
4A) SPIN – E-File
4B) SPIN – EPC
Invoice Deadline Extension
Via “Submit a Question”