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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.


Competitive Bidding


Selecting a Service Provider


Applying for Discounts


Application Review


Starting Services


Pay for discounted services
— or —
Pay for services and invoice USAC for reimbursement

Get Started or sign in to EPC.


Extended Delivery Deadline for Certain FY2020 and FY2021 Funding Requests

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) extended certain E-Rate service implementation deadlines to September 30, 2023 for some Funding Year (FY) 2020 and 2021 applicants with non-recurring service deadlines for Category Two services that expired on September 30, 2022. In an order issued September 19 (DA...

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FCC Releases Hurricane Fiona Relief Order

On September 22, 2022, the Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an...

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USAC Announces E-Rate 2022 Fall Training Schedule

USAC has confirmed the E-Rate Fall 2022 Training dates for applicants and service providers that wish to...

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Legacy System and E-File Outage Due to System Maintenance: September 16-17

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

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E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: September 18–19

The E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Sunday, September 18...

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