What is PIA?


USAC reviews all Services Ordered and Certification Forms (Forms 471) to verify the accuracy of discount percentages and ensure that support is committed only for eligible products and services. This review program is intrinsic to the application process and is called PIA (Program Integrity Assurance). USAC is committed to issuing timely Funding Commitment Decision Letters (FCDL) but its ability to meet that goal depends on efficient processing of application reviews.

Applicants can help speed up application reviews by:

  • Submitting a complete Form 471 including required certifications and Item 21 Attachments for each funding request

  • Responding to requests for additional or clarifying information within seven days 

  • Verifying that USAC has correct contact information


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