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Upcoming Dates

There are no upcoming dates at this time.

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

Legacy System and E-File Outage Due to System Maintenance: September 17-18

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) program legacy systems and E-File will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 17 through 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, September 18 for system maintenance. During this time, users will be unable to file invoices and use some of the...

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E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: September 19-20

The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Sunday, September 19...

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FCC Releases Hurricane Relief Order

On September 3, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an Order (DA...

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BEAR Training Site Outage Due to System Maintenance: Sept 1-2

The FCC Form 472 (BEAR Form) training site will be unavailable on September 1, 2021 through September...

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Legacy System Outage Due to System Maintenance: August 31

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) program legacy systems will be unavailable on August 31, 2021 from 6:00...

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