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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.

1

Competitive Bidding

2

Selecting a Service Provider

3

Applying for Discounts

4

Application Review

5

Starting Services

6

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

Get Started or sign in to EPC.

Announcements

SL News Brief Issued

The 8/7/2020 issue of the SL News Brief is now available. Receive E-rate Program tips, deadline reminders, and answers to your questions in this weekly newsletter. Subscribe to it and receive it each week in your inbox.

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Legacy System Outage Due to System Maintenance: August 6

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program legacy systems will be unavailable on August 6, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. EDT...

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Impact of Tropical Storm Isaias on CSB

Tropical storm Isaias is currently moving through the area where our Client Service Bureau (CSB) is located, and affecting power and communications...

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SL News Brief Issued

The 7/31/2020 issue of the SL News Brief is now available. Receive E-rate Program tips, deadline reminders, and answers to your questions in...

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BEAR Form Access Issue

Some users are experiencing issues with accessing the FCC Form 472 (BEAR Form). We are working on the issue and will provide...

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