The Form 471 application filing window for Funding Year 2020 opened today at noon Eastern time and will close at 11:59 p.m. on March 25, 2020. The last date that an FCC Form 470 may be filed to procure services for FY2020 while still allowing the required 28 days for competitive bidding will be February 26.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Historically, early filed applications tend to be more likely to be reviewed and approved in the first few funding waves of each Funding Year.