On January 7, 2019, USAC posted an announcement on their website that despite the Federal Government shutdown, USAC remains open for business and that “all deadlines remain in effect…” Funds For Learning reminded applicants on December 21, 2018 that the E-rate will be insulated from any negative impacts from the shutdown and it is important for USAC to get this message out as well.
 
The FY2019 From 471 application filing window opens on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 and closes on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 and the last date to post a FY 2019 Form 470 is February 27, 2019.