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Upcoming Dates

FY2021 Application Filing Window

Window closes on
March 25, 2021
at 11:59:59 p.m. 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 1/15/2021 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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E-rate Tools and Open Data Set Information Delay

Due to the scheduled monthly system maintenance this weekend, E-rate public tools and Open Data sets will not include data from Friday,...

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

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program legacy systems and E-File will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday, January 15 through...

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SL News Brief Issued

The 1/8/2021 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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RESOLVED: Intermittent USAC Email Connectivity Issues

***Update: The USAC email system is operational again. Thank you for your patience during this outage.

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