Last week, USAC released the first two Waves of Funding Commitment Decision Letters (FCDLs) for E-rate Funding Year 2018. Congratulations to all Nebraska schools and libraries funded in Waves 1 and 2!
Starting with the 2018 Funding Year, USAC is introducing a new format for FCDLs. Your FCDL will be attached as a printable PDF to the email notifying you that your FCDL has been issued. It will also be available in the Notifications section of your EPC account, but you are no longer required to log into your EPC account to view it.
As soon as you receive your FCDL, you can go on to the next step in the E-rate process, filing your Form 486. This form is submitted in your EPC account. Information and instructions on how to do that can be found in this USAC News Brief.
If you are not in Wave 1 or 2, don’t panic! There are many more weekly Waves to come as USAC processes more applications. This is just the start of Funding Year 2018, more approvals are coming. A list of libraries who have received E-rate funding is on the NLC E-rate webpage. The 2018 list will be updated as new funding waves are announced.