USAC Calendar



  • Form 470 window opens July 1, 2018
  • EPC modification enrollment information window opens October 1, 2018
  • EPC modification enrollment information window closes January 15, 2019
  • FCC Form 471 filing window opens January 16, 2019
  • FCC Form 470 filing window closes February 27, 2019
  • FCC Form 471 filing window closes March 27, 2019

Discount Matrix

Applicants use the discount matrix to determine the correct discount level for a school district or library system.

Category 2 Budget

The Category 2 budget per student allocation will be announced in the spring of 2019. A chart showing current and previous increases can be found at this address.

EPC Client Profile Updates

During USAC’s administration window each applicants E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC) portal page must be updated. Businessmap utilizes client forms to input the information into EPC and ensure accuracy prior to the close of the administrative window (tentatively set for January 7, 2019). Existing clients, please click here to update your form.

10 Year Document Retention

All applicants and service providers are required to retain receipt and delivery records relating to pre-bidding, bidding, contracts, application process, invoices, provision of services, and other matters relating to the administration of universal service for a period of at least 10 years after the latter of the last day of the applicable funding year or the service delivery deadline for the funding request. Additional information can be found by clicking here.

Competitive Bidding Process

The goal of the competitive bidding process is to have as many bidders as possible respond to an FCC Form 470. "Open" means there are no secrets in the process –such as information shared with one bidder but not with others – and that all bidders know what is required of them."Fair"means that all bidders are treated the same and that no bidder has advance knowledge of the project information. Click here for more information.