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Upcoming Dates

There are no upcoming dates at this time.

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

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Announcements

E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: October 17 –18

The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Sunday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. EDT through Monday, October 18 at 1:00 a.m. EDT for monthly system maintenance. During this time, users will be unable to log in to and use EPC....

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Legacy System and E-File Outage Due to System Maintenance: October 15-16

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) program legacy systems and E-File will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. EDT...

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Certain Customer Support Centers Closed – Oct. 11

In observance of the federal holiday, the customer support centers for E-rate, High Cost, Rural Health Care,...

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Legacy System Outage Due to System Maintenance: October 7

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) program legacy systems will be unavailable on October 7, 2021 from 6:00...

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Legacy System and E-File Outage Due to System Maintenance: September 17-18

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) program legacy systems and E-File will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. EDT...

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