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FY2016 Funding Commitments - Wave 10
August 31, 2016

Good afternoon!

As of last Friday, August 26th, USAC has released ten waves of funding commitments for Funding Year 2016 applications. These commitments total over $405.8 million nation-wide (over $8.5 million in Georgia) for approved applications for all service types and at all discount levels. Open the attached Excel spreadsheet to view the latest Wave Report from USAC. You can find this report and future Wave Reports on the USAC Schools and Libraries website under Search Tools.You will not have to access this report every time a wave is released to see if you have been funded. The main contact listed on your Form 471 should receive an email notification that a Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) has been issued for an application.

As with many other steps in the E-rate process, FCDLs are now paperless and no paper FCDLs will be mailed starting with FY2016. Once you see that you have been funded, your next step is to log into the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) and “generate” your FCDL. This FCDL Guide shows how to view your FCDLS in EPC.

It seems that USAC is releasing weekly funding waves on Fridays – so check your EPC account or email this Friday to see if you were funded in Wave 11! If you are using the Wave Report, rather than EPC to see if you have been funded, keep in mind that these reports typically aren’t updated on the USAC website for several days after the wave has been released (usually the following Tuesday).

As always, remember to respond promptly to any PIA inquiries to ensure your application moves quickly through the review process and is funded. If you are unsure how to find and respond to PIA questions in EPC, this PIA Review Process Guide may be helpful. Please contact us at if you have any questions about the PIA process or funding commitments.

Thank you.

Candice Hall: 706-583-2106 |

Ga E-rate Team: 844-423-7283 |

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