Schools and Libraries (E-Rate)

FY2018 Application Filing Window Is Now Closed*
*window closed on March 22, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT

Trainings & Outreach

2018 Applicant & Service Provider Trainings

This fall, join USAC for a training focused on applicants or service providers who participate in the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program. The training will cover beginner and advanced topics for the targeted audience.

Register early! Space is limited. The applicant trainings present the same information in all cities, so please select only one. Registration is complimentary.


Here are the dates and locations of the trainings. Each training is comprised of an optional half-day beginner session that runs from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM followed by a full-day multi-tract session that runs from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Unable to travel to one of the locations below? USAC will offer an online version of the 2018 training by the end of the year.

Applicant Trainings
  • October 15/16 – Washington, DC
  • October 18/19 – Washington, DC
  • October 22/23 – Palatine, IL (Chicago area)
  • November 1/2 – Sacramento, CA *
  • November 13/14 – Omaha, NE
  • November 28/29 – Atlanta, GA
Service Provider Trainings
  • December 3 – Washington, DC **
  • December 4/5 – Washington, DC

* The Sacramento, CA training will be held in a venue that provides theater style seating (no tables or writing surfaces) and no Wi-Fi.

** No 1/2 day beginner session will occur prior to the December 3, 2018 Service Provider training in Washington, DC.

Agendas and Presentations

Here are the agenda and presentation slides for the 2018 Applicant trainings. The agenda and slides for the Service Provider trainings will be added at a later date.

Applicant Training Agenda and Presentations

Half-Day Beginner Sessions

Full-Day General Sessions

Full-Day Beginner Track

Full-day Advanced Track

Service Provider Training Agenda and Presentations

Location Information

Washington, DC

Universal Service Administrative Co., Board Rooms 1-4

700 12th Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

Transportation & Parking:
USAC is centrally located in downtown Washington, DC directly above the Metro Center Station (Red, Orange, Blue, and Silver lines) and just a short walk from the Gallery Place Chinatown Station (Green and Yellow lines. Parking is available, for a fee, in numerous parking garages in or around the building. All attendees must have a state or federally issued ID and must enter through the 700 12th Street entrance.

Closest Airport:
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Palatine, IL

Harper College Wojcik Conference Center, Amphitheater

1200 West Algonquin Road
Wojcik Conference Center
Palatine, IL 60067

Transportation & Parking:
Harper College is located in Chicago’s Northwest suburb of Palatine, IL, just 16 miles from O’Hare International Airport. The closet public transportation is the Metra Palatine: Union Pacific Northwest Line or the Pace Suburban Bus Route 696 to Harper. Free parking is available in Lot 14 located adjacent to the Conference Center. If Lot 14 is full, there is additional parking in Lot 10, 11 and 12, marked by yellow parking stripes. Handicap parking is available in Lot 14 but is limited to those with a handicap parking sticker/sign. For more information, please see the Visit Harper College page.

Closest Airport:
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Sacramento, CA

Day 1: California Department of Education
Day 2: California Department of General Services East End Complex

Day 1:
1430 N Street
CDE Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814

Day 2:
1500 Capitol Avenue
East End Complex Auditorium
Sacramento, CA 95814

Transportation & Parking:
The Sacramento, CA training will take place at two facilities conveniently located across the street from one another. Day one will take place at the California Department of Education and day two will take place at the California Department of General Services East End Complex. Parking is available, for a fee, in numerous parking garages around the buildings. All attendees must have a state or federally issued ID. For more information, please see the CDE’s Headquarters page.

Closest Airport:
Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

Omaha, NE

Creighton University Harper Center, Ahmanson Ballroom

2500 California Plaza
Harper Center, 4th Floor
Omaha, NE 68178

Transportation & Parking:
Creighton University is located in downtown Omaha, NE. Metro Transit Omaha Bus 24 drops off at the corner of California and 24th Streets. Complimentary parking for the Harper Center is available in the visitor's lot on the south side of the building, just off 20th Street between Burt and Cass Streets. Additional parking is on the top deck of the law school parking structure, the Lied Education Center for the Arts visitor's lot at 23rd and Cass Streets and the top deck of the 24th and California parking structure. For more information, please see the Creighton University Parking and Directions page.

Closest Airport:
Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA)

Atlanta, GA

Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center, Auditorium

250 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Transportation & Parking:
Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center is located in downtown Atlanta, GA. Public transportation options include the 14 Bus (14th and Barnes Street) and the MARTA Arts Center Transit Station (15 minute walk). Event parking for GTRI is provided in the E70 Parking Deck. All event parking patrons are required to follow the rules and regulations listed below as well as those issued by Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation Services.

Long-term visitors parking is defined as parking in E70 for more than four (4) hours. Long-term visitors must display a dash pass in their vehicles. To request a visitor's dash pass for long-term visitors, please email the USAC Training Team with your name and if you need a pass for November 28th, 29th, or both days. Short-term visitors parking is defined as parking in E70 for four (4) hours or less. Short-term visitors do not need dash passes. Short-term visitors may park in the designated visitors parking spaces located on level 2. If all short-term spaces are taken, short-term visitors may park in any space, but must display a dash pass

Closest Airport:
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Additional Information

Use the password provided in your confirmation email to change or cancel your registration. If you cannot locate your confirmation email, contact the USAC Training team.

If you have any special needs (i.e. mobility, visual, or hearing) please inform USAC at least one week prior to the training.