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Training Guides for USAC's EPC Portal

EPC Forms and Related Processes

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Form 470
UPDATED [PDF]FY2022 Form 470 How to Guide
 

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Administrative Window for EPC Profile Updates
[PDF] Update Your EPC Profile for FY2021

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 For Any New Contracts → Enter Contract Information:

[PDF]Contracts Module
File the Form 471:

[PDF] FY2021 Form 471 Category 1 Guide

[PDF] FY2021 Form 471 Category 2 Guide

The Form 471 uses information from various parts of the portal. While it is possible to start a new form, leave it to complete the Contracts Module, and then return back to the in-process form, it is much easier to submit your contract info first.

 

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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
[PDF]Getting a PDF of the Current Version of a Form 471
useful if your Form 471 changed after certification due to Receipt Acknowledgment Letter (RAL) modifications, PIA review, FCC Form 486 review, appeals, SPIN changes, service substitutions, and other post-commitment actions
 

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Form 486
UPDATED [PDF] FY2021 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 but can be accessed through One Portal.