On Tuesday, May 13, the FCC notified USAC that their FY 2010 PIA procedures have been approved, making way for the SLD to start issuing FY 2010 commitment letters. While the SLD has been reviewing applications since the Form 471 window closed in February, had the FCC required any major revisions to the procedures the SLD would revisit the funding requests tied to specific guidance changes.

Stakeholders can anticipate that the first FY 2010 funding wave should be issued in the next couple of weeks. Here is a breakdown of the date of the first wave issued in every funding year since FY 2005.

  • FY 2005 – 6/26/2005
  • FY 2006 – 4/26/2006
  • FY 2007 – 5/21/2007
  • FY 2008 – 5/1/2008
  • FY 2009 – 4/28/2009

The FCC Letter to the SLD can be viewed here: FCC 2010 PIA Procedures Approval Letter.doc.