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 Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: May 31 – June 1
May 27, 2020
The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Sunday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. EDT through...Read More
Special Edition News Brief – COVID-19 Resources for Schools and Libraries
May 21, 2020
A special edition issue of the News Brief (5/21/2020) is now available. Receive E-rate...Read More