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SPIN Change Guidance

In certain situations, applicants and service providers can request a change of the Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN). A SPIN change may either be a Corrective SPIN Change or an Operational SPIN Change.

When you submit a SPIN change request, the request must clearly identify whether it is a Corrective SPIN Change or an Operational SPIN Change.

Additionally, in situations where the original service provider (as indicated on the Form 486) has gone out of business or has filed for bankruptcy protection before processing BEAR payment(s) for applicants, the SLD may now assist applicants in obtaining such BEAR payments through a "Good Samaritan" service provider. Please refer to "Good Samaritan" Solution for Certain Applicants if this applies to you.

Applicants who file SPIN Change requests must still comply with the deadlines for Form 486. For more information, please refer to Form 486 Deadlines posted in the Reference Area of this web site.

Corrective SPIN Change

A Corrective SPIN change is a notification to the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) that the SPIN associated with a Funding Request Number (FRN) is not correct. This occurs when (1) either the applicant or the SLD made a data entry error or (2) a change occurred that was not initiated by the applicant. Corrective SPIN changes include the following:

1.

Data entry errors made by the applicant or the SLD when the Form 471 was submitted on paper or by the applicant when the Form 471 was submitted online. This includes entering the wrong SPIN on the Form 471 because you entered the SPIN for another provider or entering the wrong SPIN because your provider has multiple SPINs and you choose the wrong one.

2.

The original service provider has merged with, or been acquired by, another company and the SPIN indicated on the FRN has changed.

3.

Other instances when the SPIN indicated on the Form 471 changed when such change was not initiated by the applicant.

Corrective SPIN changes requests must be postmarked or received no earlier than the date of your Receipt Acknowledgment Letter (RAL) unless you have been contacted by the SLD for clarification about this application, and postmarked or received no later than the last date to submit an invoice. Please refer to the Invoicing Deadlines and Extension Requests posted in the Reference Area of this web site for a discussion of invoice deadlines.

Click on this link to review the instructions for submitting a Corrective SPIN Change.

Operational SPIN Change

An Operational SPIN change is a request to change the service provider associated with an FRN. The change in service providers is the result of a deliberate decision by the applicant to change the service provider supplying the services for an FRN.

Operational SPIN changes must be postmarked or received no earlier than the date of your Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) and postmarked or received no later than the last date to submit an invoice. Please refer to the Invoicing Deadlines and Extension Requests posted in the Reference Area of this web site for a discussion of invoice deadlines. Note that SLD will not process requests for pre-commitment Operational SPIN changes.

Click on this link to review the instructions for submitting an Operational SPIN Change.

  Content Last Modified: April 16, 2003