On October 24, 2022, the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Schools & Libraries Committee held its quarterly board meeting. During the meeting, USAC proposed that the Board approve the opening of the FY2023 Form 471 filing window no earlier than January 2023 and closing no earlier than March 2023 subject to requirements of Section 54.502 of the FCC’s rules.
In their School & Libraries Committee briefing book, USAC noted that, Section 54.502 of the FCC’s rules mandates that the filing window cannot open until sixty (60) days after the release of the Eligible Services List (ESL) by the FCC. The FCC issued a public notice seeking comments on the proposed Funding Year 2023 ESL on August 22, 2022. The FCC had not issued the FY2023 ESL as of October 5, 2022.
The full School & Libraries Committee briefing book can be viewed here.