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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

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Announcements

Troubleshooting EPC Access Issues

Any users experiencing issues logging into the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) should clear their browser cache and then log out and log back in. If this does not resolve your access issue, please call the Client Service Bureau at (888) 203-8100.

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SL News Brief Issued

The 10/23/2020 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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Special Edition SL News Brief – 2020 Training Announcement

special edition issue of the SL News Brief (10/22/2020) is now available. Receive E-rate Program tips, deadline reminders, and answers to your...

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SL News Brief Issued

The 10/16/2020 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: October 18-19

The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Sunday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. EDT through...

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