COVID-19 Update: USAC remains open for business—Washington, DC office closed. Learn more about USF program responses.

Upcoming Dates

FY2020 Application Filing Window

Window closes on
April 29, 2020
at 11:59:59 PM EDT







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 Order Extends Certain Program Deadlines Due to COVID-19

On April 1, 2020, the FCC released an Order (DA 20-364) that temporarily waives and extends several E-rate filing and service implementation deadlines and provides all program participants an automatic 30-day extension to respond to information requests related to pending appeals, invoices, FCC Form 500 requests,...

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E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: April 5-6

The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Sunday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. EDT through...

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SL News Brief Issued

The 3/27/2020 issue of the SL News Brief is now available. Receive E-rate Program...

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Legacy System and E-File Outage Due to System Maintenance: March 27-28

The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program legacy systems and E-File will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 27 through...

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E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: March 29

The E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) will be unavailable from Sunday, March 29 at 1:00 a.m. EDT through 6:00 a.m. EDT for system...

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