The BEAR Form (FCC Form 472) must be submitted or postmarked no later than 120 days after the last date to receive service on an approved funding commitment, or 120 days after the date of the Form 486 Notification Letter; whichever is later.

Effective Funding Year 2014, applicants are allowed a one-time, 120-day extension upon request. The requests for an invoice deadline extension must be received by USAC no later than the current invoice deadline for the funding commitment. Barring extraordinary circumstances, USAC will not grant any additional invoicing deadline extensions.

E-rate Manager users can see the invoice deadline for each of their funding requests in the My Funding tab. The FRN Extension Table on the SLD website contains a list of the invoice deadlines of all funding requests for which an extension has been granted.