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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.


E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: June 26–27

The E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Sunday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. ET through Monday, Jane 27 at 1:00 a.m. ET for monthly system maintenance. During this time, users will be unable to log in to and use EPC....

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Legacy System and E-File Outage Due to System Maintenance: June 24-25

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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Certain USAC Customer Service Centers Closed – Monday, June 20, 2022

In observance of Juneteenth, the customer service centers for E-Rate, Emergency Connectivity Fund, High Cost, Rural Health...

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APPLICANTS: Complete and Certify Any In-Process FY2022 FCC Forms 470 by June 24

Some applicants currently have uncertified Funding Year (FY) 2022 FCC Forms 470 within the E-Rate Productivity...

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E-Rate Terms and Conditions Update: Deactivated Users in EPC

This is a follow-up to the May 31, 2022 E-Rate Terms and Conditions Refresh announcement. EPC accounts...

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