July 1 through June 30 the following year.
Form 470 Window
Early November to mid-February preceding the start of the funding year. Posted at least 28 days before the filing of the Services Ordered and Certification Form (Form 471), keeping in mind:
- The timeframe for compliance with all competitive bidding requirements, and
- The Form 471 application filing window opening and closing dates.
- Multi-year contracts negate the need to file additional Form 470s through the service period of the contract.
Form 471 Window
Early January to mid-March preceding the start of the funding year. Must be submitted at least 28 days after completing Form 470. All Item 21 attachments are due in the same window as Form 471.
Form 486 Window
Received or postmarked no later than 120 days after the date of the Funding Commitment Decision Letter or 120 days after the Service Start Date, whichever is later.
Form 472/474 Window
Received or postmarked no later than 120 days after the date of the Form 486 Notification Letter or 120 days after the last date to receive service, whichever is later.
Received or postmarked no later than 60 days after the date of the decision letter.