Schools and Libraries (E-Rate)

Funding Year 2017
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Trainings & Outreach

Tribal Training

The Tribal Training initiative was created to help Tribal applicants participate effectively in the E-rate Program. Our goal is to reduce the digital divide and promote high-speed broadband connectivity to Native schools and libraries.

The E-rate Program Tribal Liaison is a member of the Schools and Libraries Program staff who can help you navigate the program, help solve and prevent funding issues, answer questions, provide training materials and guidance, and more.

1:59 minutes
E-rate Success in the Tribal Community

Monthly Call

The Tribal Liaison hosts a monthly call for Native E-rate Program applicants to receive deadline reminders and guidance on special topics, hear program updates, ask questions, and benefit from listening to other applicants' questions. The feedback collected during these calls helps shape our outreach initiative.

Monthly calls are generally held at 4:00 PM ET on the first Wednesday of each month. Schedule changes will be noted below.

2017 Schedule

Live Trainings

USAC and the FCC host a variety of free live training events. This section has information on upcoming trainings. If you have questions, please contact the Tribal Liaison.

2017 Schedule USAC Trainings

Service Provider Training: July 25, 2017 in Dallas, TX – Register Now

Applicant Trainings: Dates TBD

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.

Next workshop: Date TBD


Ready to apply? See the Apply for E-rate page for more information.

Are you a Tribally-owned service provider? See the service provider process for more information.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to our Tribal Liaison, Mackenzie Howard.

Send an email Call at (202) 772-4535