How It Works
The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program provides funding towards eligible services for schools and libraries.
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.
Internet access, telecommunications services, and related equipment are eligible for discounts. See the full list.
These steps will help applicants navigate the process to get funding. For service providers, please follow these steps.
Selecting a Service Provider
Applying for Discounts
Pay for discounted services
— or —
Pay for services and invoice USAC for reimbursement
SL News Brief Issued
Dec 6, 2019
The 12/6/2019 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.Read More
FCC Issues Category Two Budget Report and Order
Dec 4, 2019
The FCC has issued a Report and Order (FCC 19-117, released December 3, 2019) to...Read More
E-File System Outage Due to System Maintenance: December 3-4
Dec 3, 2019
The E-File System and the FCC Form 474, Service Provider Invoice (SPI) Form will be...Read More
Special Edition News Brief – MFA for Service Providers
Dec 2, 2019
A special edition issue of the News Brief (12/2/2019) is now available. Receive E-rate Program...Read More
E-rate Client Service Bureau Closed: Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29
Nov 27, 2019
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program’s Client Service Bureau...Read More