FCC Form 472 ("BEAR form")
Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement
The Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement Form is used by the Billed Entity
that received a Funding Commitment Decisions Letter from the fund
administrator, Schools and Libraries Corporation (SLC), and filed a Form 486
indicating that the Billed Entity Applicant intended to submit to the SLC an
invoice for reimbursement of discounts on eligible services received on or
after the effective date of discounts and already paid for by the applicant.
In the case of qualified preexisting contracts, discounts may be effective as of
January 1, 1998, the beginning of the first program year. In other situations,
the discounts will be effective as of a date following the award of a contract
that resulted from posting of a request for new services in a Form 470
application to the SLC Web Site.
Completion of the Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement Form is mandatory unless
the Billed Entity and service provider have made their own, mutually
agreed-upon arrangements for reimbursement or implementation of the discounts.
If such an arrangement has been mutually agreed upon, reimbursement of the
discounts can be achieved by submission of a Service Provider Invoice Form to
the fund administrator, following either the service provider's reimbursement
to the Billed Entity Applicant or the implementation of the discounts.
The applicant should prepare and submit a Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement
Form to the fund administrator when ALL of the following conditions occur:
- The applicant receives a Funding Commitment Decisions Letter from the fund administrator which approves discounts for services; AND
- The applicant is already receiving or has received these services, and has already paid for the services, including the price of the discounts; AND
- The applicant has filed FCC Form 486 (Receipt of Service Confirmation Form) and entered "Yes" in Column (I) of Item 6 of the FCC Form 486 to indicate its intention to submit a Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement Form.