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How It Works

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program provides funding towards eligible services for schools and libraries.

Eligible Applicants

Public or private schools (K-12), libraries, and groups of schools and libraries (e.g., consortia, districts, systems) can apply for discounts on eligible services. See the full list.

Eligible Services

Internet access, telecommunications services, and related equipment are eligible for discounts. See the full list.

The Process

These steps will help applicants navigate the process to get funding. For service providers, please follow these steps.


Competitive Bidding


Selecting a Service Provider


Applying for Discounts


Application Review


Starting Services


Pay for discounted services
— or —
Pay for services and invoice USAC for reimbursement

Get Started or sign in to EPC.


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The E-rate Client Service Bureau will be closed on Friday, July 3 to observe the Independence Day holiday. It will re-open on Monday, July 6 at  8 am ET. 

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Legacy System Outage Due to System Maintenance: June 30

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program legacy systems will be unavailable on June 30, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. EDT...

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SL News Brief Issued

The 6/26/2020 issue of the SL News...

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E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: June 28-29

The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. EDT through...

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