USAC’s Schools and Libraries Division hosts monthly service provider conference calls, providing information and guidance for vendors participating in the E-rate program. Highlights from February 6, 2014 service provider call include:
2014 Filing Window: The FY 2014 Form 471 filing window closes on March 26, 2014 and will be open for 77 days. The last date to post a Form 470 for FY 2014 is February 26, 2014.
Invoicing Update: Payments for the month of January totaled $150.6 million against $203.6 million in requests. USAC processed invoices for 1519 service providers and 95% of the invoices were processed within 30 days.
Top five reasons for invoice rejection in January:
- Total commitment paid
- Duplicate billing
- No Form 486 filed
- No Service Provider Form 473 on file
- FRN not approved
Note: The information above is not the official minutes from the call, but simply notes from Funds For Learning. The official minutes for this call, as well as call minutes from previous months, can be found here.