The initial filing window period for FY2018 is February 1 – May 31, 2019. This means that you must submit your funding requests (FCC Forms 462 or 466) as early as February 1 and no later than 11:59 p.m. ET May 31, 2019, for the initial filing window period. We highly encourage you to submit your application forms as early as possible in the filing window period. Other application forms for FY2018 (FCC Forms 460, 461, or 465) are accepted prior to February 1 to begin the application process.
If the total amount of qualifying funding requests received during the initial filing window period for FY2019 does not exceed RHC Program funding available (HCF and Telecom Programs), we will determine the timing and duration associated with any subsequent filing window periods for FY2019 based on our assessment of the total amount of qualifying funding requests in the initial filing window period and the amount of available funding still remaining. If the total amount of qualifying funding requests exceed the RHC Program funding available in the initial filing window period, we will pro-rate funding pursuant to the FCC's rules and there will be no further filing window periods for FY2019.
This year's rollover functionality is a courtesy extended to HCF applicants who completed the Request for Services or FCC Form 461 process in FY2018 and would like to use the FY2018 approved FCC Form 461 in FY2019. Those requesting the FY2018 FCC Form 461 rollover functionality must meet the following requirements:
Applicants requesting the FCC Form 461 rollover understand that their FY2019 FCC Form 462 may be denied if the FY2018 FCC Form 461 and/or competitive bidding process is found to have been in violation of competitive bidding rules.
The rollover process will only be applied to the FCC Form 461, and not the FCC Form 462. Applicants must still submit a FY2019 FCC Form 462 if they wish to apply for HCF Program funding in FY2019.
How to submit your FCC Form 461 rollover request:
A filing window period is a fixed period of time when all funding requests received during a specific period are treated as though they were received at the same time. If funding remains after a filing window period, USAC may open another filing window period for that funding year.