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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

Second FY2020 Application Filing Window: September 21, 2020 – October 16, 2020

On September 16, 2020, the FCC released an Order (DA 20-1091) directing USAC to open a second FCC Form 471 application filing window for Funding Year (FY) 2020. This window opened today, Monday, September 21, 2020 at noon EDT and will close on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

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Special Edition SL News Brief – Second FY2020 Filing Window Opens at Noon EDT...

special edition issue of the SL News Brief (9/21/2020) is now available. Receive E-rate Program tips, deadline reminders, and answers to your...

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SL News Brief Issued

The 9/18/2020 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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E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: September 17-18

The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) will be unavailable from Thursday, September 17 at 8:00 p.m. EDT through Friday, September 18 at 1:00...

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FCC Directs USAC to Open Second FY2020 Filing Window

On September 16, 2020, the FCC issued an Order (DA 20-1091) directing USAC to open a second Funding...

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