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
E-rate CSB Closed July 3, 2020
Jul 2, 2020
The E-rate Client Service Bureau will be closed on Friday, July 3 to observe the Independence Day holiday. It will re-open on Monday, July 6 at 8 am ET.Read More
Legacy System Outage Due to System Maintenance: June 30
Jun 30, 2020
The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program legacy systems will be unavailable on June 30, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. EDT...Read More
BEAR Training Site Temporarily Unavailable
Jun 24, 2020
The FCC Form 472 (BEAR Form) training site is temporarily unavailable and USAC is working to resolve the issue as quickly as...Read More
E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: June 28-29
Jun 24, 2020
The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. EDT through...Read More