As of March 9, 2020, 987 FCC Forms 471 have been certified with an associated 1,777 individual funding requests. Approximately 26% of funding requests filed for California applicants are in Application Wave Ready or Final Review status. As mentioned in our previous News Flash, the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) is actively reviewing these applications now in Program Integrity Assurance Review (PIA). Applicants have 15 days to respond to USAC’s questions. Questions are submitted to the FCC Form 471 contact via e-mail and must be responded to in the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) by the 15-day deadline. Applicants may request a seven-day extension in order to respond to USAC’s request for information.