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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

SL News Brief Issued

The 5/7/2021 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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Webinar: Customizing the E-rate Invoicing Dataset

May 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

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May 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

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The 4/30/2021 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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E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: April 30-May 1

The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) will be unavailable from Friday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. EDT through Saturday, May 1 at 2:00...

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