Schools and Libraries (E-Rate)

Funding Year 2017
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Trainings & Outreach

Tribal Training

Tribal Training is designed to ensure that applicants on Tribal lands are aware of and able to participate successfully in the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program. Our goal is to reduce the digital divide and promote high-speed broadband connectivity to Tribal schools and libraries.

The Tribal Liaison for the E-rate Program is a member of the Schools and Libraries staff dedicated to helping applicants from schools and libraries on Tribal lands. The liaison is available to support applicants as they navigate the program, help solve and prevent funding issues, answer questions, and much more.

Monthly Call

The Tribal Liaison hosts a monthly call for E-rate Program applicants to hear updates, receive reminders and guidance on special topics, ask questions, and listen to other applicants' questions. Feedback collected during the monthly calls will help to shape our Tribal Training and outreach initiative.

Monthly calls are generally held on the first Wednesday of each month beginning at 4:00 PM ET. If a call is rescheduled, the new date and/or time will be noted below.

2017 Schedule

Live Trainings

Throughout the year, USAC and the FCC host a variety of live training events. In this section you will find information on all upcoming trainings as they become available. Training events are offered free of charge. Contact the Tribal Liaison with any questions.

2017 Tribal Applicant Trainings: Dates TBD

2017 General Applicant Training: Dates TBD

2017 FCC Training and Consultation Workshop

The FCC's Office of Native Affairs and Policy (ONAP), hosts Tribal broadband, telecom, and broadcast training and consultation workshops. The events are aimed at training and assisting Tribal Nations in developing more robust broadband, telecommunications, and broadcast infrastructure to serve Tribal communities.

These workshops will include a concurrent, day of E-rate Program training.

January 31 – February 2, 2017 Tuolumne, California


Filing Forms Online

As of July 1, 2016, all E-rate Program forms must be submitted electronically. Visit the Apply to E-rate page to learn more.