Upcoming Dates

FY2024 Application Filing Window

Window closes on
March 27, 2024
at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT







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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