FCC Presents FY2020 Budget Request
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released their FY2020 budget request to Congress.
"...The Commission requests $335,660,000 in budget authority from regulatory fee offsetting collections. The requested budget level recommended by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of $335,660,000 for FY 2020 is $3,950,000 less than the Congressionally authorized budget level of $339,610,000 included in the 2018 FCC Reauthorization in Section 101, Title I, Division P of Public Law 115-141, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018..."
The FCC highlighted their FY2020 priorities and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is looking to hire two more criminal investigators to begin a program of “pro-active investigations” into E-rate and the Lifeline program. The FCC further stated that they are working with USAC on resolving problems with EPC that “negatively impacts the ability of schools and libraries to apply and receive funding”.
The full FY2020 FCC Budget Request can be viewed here.