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FCC 54.626
Revised as of January 15, 2020
Goto Year:2019 | 2021
  § 54.626   Service delivery deadline and extension requests.

   (a) Service delivery deadline. Except as provided in the following,
   applicants must use all recurring and non-recurring services for which
   Telecommunications Program and Healthcare Connect Fund Program funding
   has been approved by June 30 of the funding year for which the program
   support was sought. The Administrator will deem ineligible for
   Telecommunications Program and Healthcare Connect Fund Program support
   all charges incurred for services delivered before or after the close
   of the funding year.

   (b) Deadline extension for non-recurring services. An applicant may
   request and receive from the Administrator a one-year extension of the
   implementation deadline for non-recurring services if it satisfies one
   of the following criteria:

   (1) Applicants whose funding commitment letters are issued by the
   Administrator on or after March 1 of the funding year for which
   discounts are authorized;

   (2) Applicants that receive service provider change authorizations or
   site and service authorizations from the Administrator on or after
   March 1 of the funding year for which discounts are authorized;

   Note 1 to paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2): The Administrator shall
   automatically extend the service delivery deadline for applicants who
   satisfy paragraphs (b)(1) or (2) in this section. When calculating the
   extended deadline, March 1 is the key date for determining whether to
   extend the service delivery deadline. If one of the conditions listed
   in paragraph (b) in this section is satisfied before March 1 (of any
   year), the deadline will not be extended and the applicant will have
   until June 30 of that calendar year to complete implementation. If one
   of the conditions under paragraph (b)(1) through (2) in this section is
   satisfied on or after March 1 the calendar year, the applicant will
   have until June 30 of the following calendar year to complete
   implementation.

   (3) Applicants whose service providers are unable to complete
   implementation for reasons beyond the service provider's control; or

   Note 1 to paragraph (b)(3): An applicant seeking a one-year extension
   must affirmatively request an extension on or before the June 30
   deadline for paragraph (b)(3) in this section. The Administrator will
   address any situations arising under paragraph (b)(3) in this section
   on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must submit documentation to the
   Administrator requesting relief pursuant to paragraph (b)(3) in this
   section on or before June 30 of the relevant funding year. That
   documentation must include, at a minimum, an explanation regarding the
   circumstances that make it impossible for installation to be completed
   by June 30 and a certification by the applicant that, to the best of
   their knowledge, the request is truthful.

   (4) Applicants whose service providers are unwilling to complete
   delivery and installation because the applicant's funding request is
   under review by the Administrator for program compliance.

   Note 1 to Paragraph (b)(4): An applicant seeking a one-year extension
   must affirmatively request an extension on or before the June 30
   deadline for paragraph (b)(4) in this section. Applicants seeking an
   extension under paragraph (b)(4) in this section must certify to the
   Administrator that their service provider was unwilling to deliver or
   install the non-recurring services before the end of the funding year.
   Applicants must make this certification on or before June 30 of the
   relevant funding year. The revised implementation date will be
   calculated based on the date the Administrator issues a funding
   commitment.

   Effective Date Note: At  84 FR 54979 , Oct. 11, 2019, § 54.626 was
   revised. Section 54.626(b) contains information collection and
   recordkeeping requirements and will not become effective until approval
   has been given by the Office of Management and Budget.

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