Upcoming Dates

FY2020 Application Filing Window

Window closes on
March 25, 2020
at 11:59:59 PM EDT

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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

SL News Brief Issued

The 1/17/2020 issue of the SL News Brief is now available. Receive E-rate Program tips, deadline reminders, and answers to your questions in this weekly newsletter. Subscribe to it and receive it each week in your inbox.

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Funding Year (FY) 2020 Filing Window Is Now Open

The FY2020 application filing window opened at noon EST on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The...

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Legacy System Outage Due to System Maintenance: January 17-18

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

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SL News Brief Issued

The 1/10/2020 issue of the SL News Brief is now available. Receive E-rate Program tips, deadline reminders,...

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SL News Brief Issued

The FY2020 Letter to the Field, the 1/9/2020 Special Edition SL News Brief, is now available. Receive...

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