Schools and Libraries (E-Rate)

Before You Begin

Eligible Services List

The Eligible Services List (ESL) for each funding year provides guidance on the eligibility of products and services under the Schools and Libraries Program.

2015 Eligible Services List
2014 Eligible Services List
2013 Eligible Services List
2012 Eligible Services List
2011 Eligible Services List

Beginning in 2014, the ESL is organized into two sections and includes a miscellaneous section:

  • Priority One
    • Telecommunications Services, Telecommunications, and Internet Access
  • Priority Two
    • Internal Connections and Basic Maintenance
  • Miscellaneous

The ESL for earlier funding years, established by the FCC, was organized into five sections and includes a miscellaneous section:

  • Telecommunications Services,
  • Telecommunications,
  • Internet Access,
  • Internal Connections,
  • Basic Maintenance, and
  • Miscellaneous.

Note: Telecommunications does not appear on program forms. Applicants should apply for telecommunications services under Telecommunications Services if the services are provided by a telecommunications carrier or under Internet Access if they are not.

Here are other helpful sections in the ESL to read:

  • Special Eligibility Conditions
  • Glossary, providing additional information about the terms used in this ESL
  • Index

Only eligible products or services that will be used for educational purposes can be considered for funding. The conditions for eligibility are described in the specific entries of the ESL for each funding year. Services that are not eligible are listed at the end of each section.

Be sure to review the special eligibility conditions at the end of the ESL and all of the entries applicable to the services or products you are requesting.

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