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Upcoming Dates

There are no upcoming dates at this time.

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.


USAC Customer Support Centers Closed – November 25-26, 2021

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the USAC Customer Support Centers will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.

The Lifeline and Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Customer Support Centers will remain open on Friday, November 26.

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) program legacy systems and E-File will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. ET...

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Certain USAC Customer Support Center Closing Early, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021

USAC’s Customer Support Centers for E-rate, High Cost, and Rural Health Care will close at 5 p.m....

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E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: November 14 –15

The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Sunday, November 14...

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Certain USAC Customer Support Centers Closed, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

In observance of Veteran’s Day, USAC’s Customer Support Centers for E-rate, Emergency Connectivity Fund, High Cost, Rural...

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