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

December 11 Webinar: Preparing for FY2020

We are hosting our next webinar, Preparing for Funding Year (FY) 2020, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar is designed for applicants and service providers of all E-rate experience levels. In this webinar, we will provide tips on how program participants can update their entity...

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E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: November 22-23

The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Friday,...

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SL News Brief Issued

The 11/15/2019 issue of the SL News Brief is now available. Receive E-rate Program tips, deadline reminders,...

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E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: November 17-18

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

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Legacy System Outage Due to System Maintenance: November 15-16

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

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