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Upcoming Dates

Second FY2020 Application Filing Window

Window closes on
October 16, 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 9/25/2020 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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Legacy System Outage Due to System Maintenance: September 24

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program legacy systems will be unavailable on September 24, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. EDT...

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Chief Executive Officer of Staten Island Technology Company Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud

John Comito, Chief Executive Officer of Staten Island Technology pleads guilty to stealing and defrauding hundreds of thousands of dollars from the...

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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...

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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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