Release Notes

This page is designed to communicate all major dataset and platform fixes, enhancements, and known issues/problems that USAC has addressed based on valuable USAC Open Data community user feedback. If you encounter any issues and problems please email us at

2021 Release Notes

Release Date – April 30, 2021

New Fields and FRN Statuses Added to RHC Commitment & Disbursement Open Data Sets
  • Gross Demand
  • Original Committed Amount

Release Date – April 21, 2021

New Dataset and Tool (Chart)
  • E-rate Invoices and Authorized Disbursements Dataset & Tool
The E-rate Invoices and Authorized Disbursements (FCC Forms 472 and 474) dataset provides invoicing data for applicants, service providers, and other stakeholders so they can track invoice lines completed and authorized for disbursement. The dataset includes invoice lines authorized on July 1, 2016 and after and does not include in-process, pending, or cancelled invoice lines. The dataset includes invoice and FCC Form 471 related data so users can filter and sort the data accordingly.

Release Date – January 13, 2021

The C2 Budget Tool FY2021+ and data set has been modified to reflect updates from the new EPC entity profile Category Two Budget tab. For each budgeted entity, the C2 budget version as well as the other fields used to derive the various C2 budget amounts will be calculated based on the entity data and cost allocations provided in certified or committed C2 FCC Forms 471 when available.