The Federal Communications Commission was created for many reasons, including for the purpose of national defense and promoting safety of life and property through the use of wire and radio communication. The Commission has taken a number of actions to protect the national security of the United States, or the security and safety of United States persons, and the integrity of communications networks or the communications supply chain. The Commission has also implemented the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019.

Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program (SCRP)

The SCRP is a $1.9 billion program created by the FCC at the direction of Congress to reimburse providers of advanced communications services with ten million or fewer customers for reasonable expenses incurred in the removal, replacement, and disposal of communications equipment and services produced or provided by Huawei Technologies Company (Huawei) or ZTE Corporation (ZTE) that was obtained on or before June 30, 2020 from their networks. To participate, providers must complete and submit a FCC Form 5640 Application Request for Funding Allocation during the designated filing window. The filing window opened on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 12:00 AM ET and closed on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET.

To access the SCRP Filing Portal to prepare and submit an application using the FCC Form 5640, click on the button below. For additional information about the application filing process, like the User Guide, FAQs, and related Public Notices, please see the blue Reimbursement Program tab provided below.

 

Supply Chain Annual Reporting Requirement

Section 5 of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 and 1.50007 of the Commission’s rules direct the Office of Economics and Analytics to collect information from advanced communications service providers regarding whether they have purchased, rented, leased, or otherwise obtained covered equipment and services on or after August 14, 2018 or in subsequent instances when the Covered List is updated. All providers of advanced communications service must provide a certification on their possession of such equipment and services. Those who have such equipment or services much report additional information on the location, type, original cost, estimated replacement cost and any replacement plans, and date of acquisition for the equipment or service as well as a detailed justification for obtaining such covered equipment or service. Filings for the initial Annual Report are due by May 05, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. Subsequent reports will be due by March 31st of that year, for information current as of December 31st for the prior year. 

To access the Annual Reporting portal to provide the certification regarding covered equipment and services and submit any additional necessary data, click on the button below and navigate to the "Annual Reporting" section. For additional information about the filing process, like the Instructions and other resources, please see the blue Annual Reporting tab provided below. If you have additional questions or issues while filing for the Annual Reporting requirement, email SupplyChainData@fcc.gov.

Releases

Important FCC Items

September 20, 2022
Announcement of Additions to the Covered List

September 16, 2022
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Status Update Deadline Reminder

September 12, 2022
Updated User Guide for Supply Chain Reimbursement Program – Reimbursement Claim Requests and Cost Estimate Modifications

July 18, 2022
FCC Announces Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Approved Applications

March 25, 2022
FCC Expands List of Equipment and Services That Pose Security Threat

March 25, 2022
Announcement of Additions to the Covered List

February 9, 2022
FCC Announces Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Applications Filed

February 4, 2022
Rosenworcel Notifies Congress of Demand for Rip and Replace Program

February 4, 2022
Supply Chain Online Reporting Portal and Deadline Established

February 3, 2022
Updated FAQs for Supply Chain Reimbursement Program

February 3, 2022
Updated User Guide for Supply Chain Reimbursement Program

January 11, 2022
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Supporting Documents Updated
FAQs | User Guide | Infographic

December 29, 2021
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Filing Window Deadline Extended

December 17, 2021
Updated FAQs Issued for Supply Chain Reimbursement Program

December 17, 2021
Revised Final Catalog of Eligible Expenses and Estimated Costs

December 3, 2021
Updated FAQs Issued for Supply Chain Reimbursement Program

November 10, 2021
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Excel Batch Upload Template Updates
Tip Sheet | Locations | Equipment | Cost Estimates

October 29, 2021
FCC Opens Filing Window for Supply Chain Reimbursement Program

October 28, 2021
Cincinnati Bell Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Petition Granted

October 20, 2021
FCC Releases Supply Chain Reimbursement Program User Guide and Updated FAQs

October 8, 2021
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Excel Batch Upload Templates

September 30, 2021
WCB Announces Best Practices for Supply Chain Equipment Disposal

September 27, 2021
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Webinar Video

September 27, 2021
FCC Announces Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Filing Window

September 27, 2021
FCC Releases Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Infographic and FAQs

September 16, 2021
FCC Announces Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Webinar

September 10, 2021
FCC Announces Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Help Desk

August 3, 2021
Final Categories of Suggested Replacement Equipment and Services List

August 3, 2021
Final Catalog of Eligible Expenses and Estimated Costs

August 3, 2021
FCC Announces Final Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Procedures

July 15, 2021
Open RAN Solutions Showcase – Day 2

July 14, 2021
Open RAN Solutions Showcase – Day 1

July 13, 2021
Third Report and Order

May 24, 2021
Public Notice Seeking Comment on Reimbursement Program Procedures

April 28, 2021
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Fund Administrator Announced

March 25, 2021
Public Notice Releasing Preliminary Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Documents

March 12, 2021
Public Notice Announcing Publication of the List of Equipment and Services Covered by Section 2 of The Secure Networks Act

February 17, 2021
Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

December 10, 2020
Second Report and Order

July 16, 2020
Declaratory Ruling and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

April 13, 2020
Public Notice Seeking Comment on Section 4 of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act

November 22, 2019
First Report and Order, Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

October 26, 2018
Public Notice Seeking Comment on Section 889 of the John McCain 2019 NDAA

April 17, 2018
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

 

Designations

Final Designations

Huawei Technologies Company

December 10, 2020
Order Affirming Huawei Final Designation

June 30, 2020
Huawei Technologies Company Final Designation

ZTE Corporation

November 24, 2020
Order Denying ZTE Petition for Reconsideration

June 30, 2020
ZTE Corporation Final Designation

 

Covered List

List of Covered Equipment and Services

Section 1.50002 of the Commission’s rules directs the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau to publish a list of communications equipment and services (Covered List) that are deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States or the security and safety of United States persons, based exclusively on any of four sources for such a determination and that such equipment or services possess certain capabilities as enumerated in section 2(a) of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019, Pub. L. No. 116-124, 133 Stat. 158 (2020) (codified as amended at 47 U.S.C. §§ 1601–1609).

 

Annual Reporting

Headlines

Below is information, including instructions, on how to file for the Supply Chain Annual Reporting requirement. Please monitor this section regularly for updates on the FCC's Annual Reporting documentation and important announcements

Filings for the initial Annual Report are due by May 05, 2022.

Annual Reporting Filing Resources

2019 Information Collection

September 4, 2020
Public Notice and Results of the Information Collection

Details about the 2019 Supply Chain Information Collection are provided though the web page:
2019 Supply Chain Information Collection Instructions.

 

FCC Rules

Legislation

Events

Reimbursement Program

Reimbursement Program

September 16, 2022
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Status Update Deadline Reminder

September 12, 2022
Updated User Guide for Supply Chain Reimbursement Program – Reimbursement Claim Requests and Cost Estimate Modifications

July 18, 2022
FCC Announces Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Approved Applications

February 9, 2022
FCC Announces Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Applications Filed

February 4, 2022
Rosenworcel Notifies Congress of Demand for Rip and Replace Program

February 3, 2022
Updated FAQs for Supply Chain Reimbursement Program

February 3, 2022
Updated User Guide for Supply Chain Reimbursement Program

January 11, 2022
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Supporting Documents Updated
FAQs | User Guide | Infographic

December 29, 2021
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Filing Window Deadline Extended

December 17, 2021
Updated FAQs Issued for Supply Chain Reimbursement Program

December 17, 2021
Revised Final Catalog of Eligible Expenses and Estimated Costs

December 3, 2021
Updated FAQs Issued for Supply Chain Reimbursement Program

November 10, 2021
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Excel Batch Upload Template Updates
Tip Sheet | Locations | Equipment | Cost Estimates

October 29, 2021
FCC Opens Filing Window for Supply Chain Reimbursement Program

October 28, 2021
Cincinnati Bell Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Petition Granted

October 20, 2021
FCC Releases Supply Chain Reimbursement Program User Guide and Updated FAQs

October 8, 2021
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Excel Batch Upload Templates

September 30, 2021
WCB Announces Best Practices for Supply Chain Equipment Disposal

September 27, 2021
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Webinar Video

September 27, 2021
FCC Announces Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Filing Window

September 27, 2021
FCC Releases Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Infographic and FAQs

September 27, 2021
Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program Webinar

September 16, 2021
FCC Announces Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Webinar

September 10, 2021
FCC Announces Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Help Desk

August 3, 2021
Final Categories of Suggested Replacement Equipment and Services List

August 3, 2021
Final Catalog of Eligible Expenses and Estimated Costs

August 3, 2021
FCC Announces Final Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Procedures

July 15, 2021
Open RAN Solutions Showcase – Day 2

July 14, 2021
Open RAN Solutions Showcase – Day 1

May 24, 2021
Public Notice Seeking Comment on Reimbursement Program Procedures

April 28, 2021
Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Fund Administrator Announced

 

 

Updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2022