On March 30, 2015 the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau notified USAC that the FY 2015 Program Integrity Assurance Procedures (PIA) have been approved. This FCC action leads the way for the USAC to begin approving the FY 2015 Form 471 funding applications that have been received to date.
 
As of today, 19,971 FY 2015 Forms 471 have been submitted by nearly 13,000 applicants. Last year, USAC began releasing funding decisions in the first funding wave on May 14, 2014.

The FCC PIA approval letter to the SLD can be viewed here.