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
FCC Order Extends Certain Program Deadlines Due to COVID-19
Apr 1, 2020
On April 1, 2020, the FCC released an Order (DA 20-364) that temporarily waives and extends several E-rate filing and service implementation deadlines and provides all program participants an automatic 30-day extension to respond to information requests related to pending appeals, invoices, FCC Form 500 requests,...Read More
E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: April 5-6
Apr 1, 2020
The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Sunday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. EDT through...Read More
Legacy System and E-File Outage Due to System Maintenance: March 27-28
Mar 25, 2020
The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program legacy systems and E-File will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 27 through...Read More
E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: March 29
Mar 24, 2020
The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) will be unavailable from Sunday, March 29 at 1:00 a.m. EDT through 6:00 a.m. EDT for system...Read More