The following news item has been posted to the website of the Universal Service Administrative Corporation, which manages the E-Rate program of telecommunications and Internet discounts for public libraries and K-12 schools:
11/2/2012– FCC Form 486 and FY2011 Recurring Services Invoice Deadlines Extended to Jan. 28, 2013
Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, USAC has extended the deadlines for FCC Form 486 and Funding Year 2011 recurring services invoice submissions until January 28, 2013. USAC will make this change for all participants and participants will not need to request this change individually.
The FCC Form 486 deadline for Funding Year 2012 FRNs has been moved to January 28, 2013. Any FCC Form 486 with a deadline up to that date will now be due on January 28, 2013, thus giving additional time to submit forms that may have missed the October deadline.
Additionally, recurring services delivered for Funding Year 2011 FRNs will now have an extended deadline until January 28, 2013. This is the same deadline as non-recurring services, making all invoices for Funding Year 2011 FRNs due at the same time.
We continue to monitor federal disaster declarations, and will allow extra time for applicants in the areas designated for relief to comply with various deadlines, including responding to PIA, and other program requirements. As usual, for those outside the federally declared disaster areas, if additional time to respond to PIA requests is needed, please do not hesitate to contact your reviewer and request such.
We will continue to post any new information to this website as necessary.
–NOTE: Any library which has filed or will file for an extension should double check the FRN extension table (http://www.sl.universalservice.org/utilities/FRN_CurFundExt.asp) to make sure you see the requested extensions listed.