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Training Guides for USAC's EPC Portal

EPC Forms and Related Processes

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Form 470
UPDATED[PDF]FY2019 Form 470 How to Guide
 

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Administrative Window for EPC Profile Updates
[PDF]Update Your EPC Profile for FY2018

The Administrative Window is a designated timeframe to update your EPC profile, especially your member schools and the data that will be used on the Form 471 to calculate E-Rate discounts.

Following this period, profile data is locked and cannot be changed until after the Form 471 filing window has closed.

 

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Form 471
Do this first: [PDF]Complete Connectivity Questions
Filing for a contracted service?
Do this next: [PDF]Contracts Module
File the Form 471:

The Form 471 uses information from various parts of the portal. While it is possible to start a form, leave it to complete these components, and return to the in-process form, it is much easier to finalize these sections up front before creating a new form.

 

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Form 471 After Actions
[PDF]Form 471 Receipt Acknowledgment Letter (RAL) Guide
[PDF]PIA Review Guide
[PDF]Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) Guide
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OPTIONAL Post-Filing and Post-Commitment Actions
[PDF]SPIN Changes
only applicable if you need to change the SPIN listed on a RAL or FCDL
[PDF]Service Substitutions
only applicable if you need to change the product/service listed on a RAL or FCDL
[PDF]Form 500
only applicable if you need to change the service start date or the contract expiration date, cancel or reduce an FRN, request a service delivery extension, or notify USAC of an equipment transfer
[PDF]Appealing a USAC Decision
only applicable if you wish to appeal a decision made by USAC, such as an FCDL commitment amount or denial of a funding request
[PDF]Revised Funding Commitment Decision Letter (RFCDL)
only applicable if you filed a request for a SPIN change or service substitution, a Form 500, or an appeal
 

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Form 486
UPDATED[PDF]FY2018 Form 486 How to Guide
 

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Form 498
[PDF]Form 498 How to Guide

A new Form 498 is not required if you already filed one for a previous funding year and have an approved 498 ID.

 

But wait, there's more!

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Form 472
[PDF]Form 472 BEAR How to Guide

The BEAR form is listed here as a reminder that it is the final form.

BEAR forms are not filed in EPC.