Upcoming Dates

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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.


Summer Contact Period “Summer Deferral” Starts May 26

Starting May 26, if our first attempt to contact you is on or after May 26, and we do not receive a response to our questions, we will put your application on a deferred status and will continue the review of your application sometime after September 9....

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Appeals of FY2023 USAC Decisions

USAC began issuing FY2023 funding commitment decision letters (FCDLs) on April 28, 2023. If you disagree with...

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June 30, 2023, is the last day to receive recurring services for Funding Year...

June 30, 2023, is the last day to receive recurring services for Funding Year (FY) 2022. If...

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E-Rate Discontinuing Search Commitment Tool

USAC will sunset the legacy Search Commitments Tool in June 2023. The tool has been replaced...

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E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC) Outage Due to System Maintenance: May 28 –29

The E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC) and the EPC training site will be unavailable from Sunday, May 28...

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