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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.


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.


FCC Releases FY2021 Eligible Services List

The FCC has released the Eligible Services List (ESL) for Funding Year (FY) 2021 (DA 20-1418, released November 30, 2021). Appendix B contains the ESL.

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In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program’s Client Service Bureau (CSB) will be closed on Thursday, November...

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SL News Brief Issued

The 11/20/2020 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 Open Data Sets – New Fields Added for Entities and FRN Status

USAC added several fields to two open data sets as follows:


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PQA Requests for Information Are Going Out

The 2021 Payment Quality Assurance (PQA) assessment program is underway. PQA is a program that assesses E-rate payments made on invoices...

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