How It Works
The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program provides funding towards eligible services for schools and libraries.
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.
Internet access, telecommunications services, and related equipment are eligible for discounts. See the full list.
These steps will help applicants navigate the process to get funding. For service providers, please follow these steps.
Selecting a Service Provider
Applying for Discounts
Pay for discounted services
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Pay for services and invoice USAC for reimbursement
December 11 Webinar: Preparing for FY2020
Nov 20, 2019
We are hosting our next webinar, Preparing for Funding Year (FY) 2020, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar is designed for applicants and service providers of all E-rate experience levels. In this webinar, we will provide tips on how program participants can update their entity...Read More
E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: November 22-23
Nov 19, 2019
The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Friday,...Read More
SL News Brief Issued
Nov 15, 2019
The 11/15/2019 issue of the SL News Brief is now available. Receive E-rate Program tips, deadline reminders,...Read More
E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: November 17-18
Nov 14, 2019
The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Sunday,...Read More
Legacy System Outage Due to System Maintenance: November 15-16
Nov 14, 2019
The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program legacy systems will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. ET...Read More