USAC announced it will release FY 2014 Funding Commitment Decision Letters (FCDLs) for Wave 1 on Thursday, May 15, 2014 to school and library applicants. This first wave will have more than 14,600 letters committing over $607 million, of which $450 million is for broadband connectivity. The FCDLs will notify applicants of funding commitments for Priority One services (Telecommunications Services and Internet Access) for all discount bands from 20% to 90%. USAC will issue waves of funding decisions each week until all applications have been processed.
When the FCDL is received, applicants must file the Form 486. The SLD has updated the online form to work with FY 2014 data and will also be available for online filing starting Thursday, May 15 (see section “E-Rate Updates and Reminders” below).
For FY 2013 USAC will release Wave 51 Funding Commitment Decision Letters (FCDLs) on May 14. This wave includes commitments for approved Priority One requests at all discount levels. As of May 12, FY2013 commitments total over $2.05 billion.